Mr. Augustine Eguavoen, the Nigeria Football Federation’s Technical Director, has been appointed as the Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser on an interim basis.
This comes after the end of the contract with Franco-German Gernot Rohr, who had been in charge of the three-time African champions for 64 months and was Nigeria’s longest-serving manager.
Following a virtual meeting of the NFF Executive Committee on Sunday, it was decided that Eguavoen would work with Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach), Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach), Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach), Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach), Aloysius Agu (Assistant Coach), and Aloysius Agu (Assistant Coach (Goalkeeper Trainer). Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Garba Lawal, all former Nigerian captains, have been recruited to give technical and diplomatic support to the crew.
General Secretary of the NFF, 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.
“We also want to thank the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for their collaboration and guidance all through.”
Eguavoen, a former Nigeria captain, coached the team to a third-place finish at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. He was the Super Eagles’ on-field captain when they won the Africa Cup for the first time on foreign soil in Tunisia 27 years ago.