The Super Eagles of Nigeria are now without a coach after sacking Gernot Rohr.
What on Earth is this decision? The famously aggressive Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sacked Rohr.
The decision was communicated on Sunday night, which is bizarre soon before the 2022 FIFA World Cup final play-offs and the 2022 AFCON tournament next month.
The news confirmed that Rohr has been relieved of his duties after three years at the helm, which is a significant time to stay in charge of Nigeria.
Nigeria’s announcement also confirmed that Augustine Eguavoen will take over coaching duties on an interim basis.
“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.
“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).