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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has severed ties with Gernot Rohr as the head coach of the Nigerian national team.
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An official statement on the website of the NFF on Sunday, December 12, 2021, confirmed the sack of the German tactician with less than 30 days to the commencement of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nation in Cameroun. Ex-Nigerian international and former head coach of the national team Austine Eguavoen has been appointed to lead the team on an interim basis until the NFF announce a new coach.
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The three-time African champions will play their first game at the AFCON against Egypt on January 11, 2022, but Nigeria’s ruling football body chose to terminate the contract of the German tactician at an inconvenient time.
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Reacting to the shocking development, the General Secretary of the NFF Dr Mohammed Sanusi noted:
 “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.”
Rohr was the longest-serving coach of the West Africans and was axed due to a series of poor displays by the Super Eagles. In the last international break, Rohr guided the Super Eagles to the World Cup qualifiers’ play-offs and the 2022 AFCON. The German also led the Super Eagles to a third-place finish at the2019 AFCON in Egypt. Source: The NFF Featured Image Source: The Sun NG
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This article was first published on 13th December 2021


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