Africa Soccer Gernot Rohr : Nigeria sack head coach a month prior to AFCON 2021

Gernot Rohr

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) sacked Gernot Rohr at the helm of Super Eagles less than a month before the kick off of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Five years after his arrival, the German manager leaves Nigeria with his biggest achievement being the third place at the AFCON 2019.

“NFF appoints Augustine Eguavoen as interim Super Eagles’ boss as relationship with Rohr ends,” a statement by the NFF read.

“The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Mr. Augustine Eguavoen, currently its Technical Director, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis.

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Gernot Rohr celebrating Nigeria’s bronze medal at AFCON 2019.

“This is with immediate effect and follows the termination of the relationship with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who has been in charge of the three-time African champions for the past 64 months, and is Nigeria’s longest-serving manager. 

“Following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday, it was decided that Eguavoen will 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 been appointed to provide technical and ambassadorial support for the crew.”

In addition, Rohr took charge of 57 games as Nigeria boss, winning 31 times and losing 14 matches.

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