The Nigerian Football Governing Body has part ways with the German tactician after five years and four months in charge of the squad which makes him the longest – serving manager of the national team.
And with Immediate effect, the Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Augustine Eguavoen, as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles on an interim basis.
Rohr was appointed after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for back to back African Cup of Nations in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
Following a virtual meeting 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.
“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.” General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said.
“We also want to thank the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for their collaboration and guidance all through.”
Eguavoen will now take charge of the team as it begins preparations for the Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon 9th January – 6th February 2022, and will remain in charge until the appointment of a permanent Head Coach.