Augustine Eguavoen, who has been the Technical Director of the Super Eagles, has now been appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to replace the Franco-German Coach, Gernot Rohr, as the interim Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.
The decision was reached after a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday, December 12th.
Eguavoen is expected to work with Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach); Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach); Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach); and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer).
Former Nigeria captains Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Garba Lawal, have also been appointed, to provide technical, and ambassadorial support, for the team.
Announcing the termination of Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the Super Eagles for almost 64 months, NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi said,
“The relationship between the Nigeria Football Federation, and Mr. Rohr has come to an end. We thank him for his services to the Super Eagles and Nigeria.”
Ex Coach Rohr is reportedly, Nigeria’s longest-serving Technical Adviser.
Austin Eguavoen, (as he is popularly called), was the coach of the Nigerian team when it finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006; and the captain when the Super Eagles lifted the Africa Cup, for the first time on away ground, in Tunisia, 27 years ago.
He is now the officially appointed interim Technical Adviser, of the Super Eagles, as the team begins preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations tournament, taking place in Cameroon, from 9th January – 6th February, 2022.