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Eagles sack before AFCON ‘huge frustration’ – Rohr

Eagles sack before AFCON ‘huge frustration’ – Rohr

Gernot Rohr says he feels hugely frustrated after he was relieved of his job as Super Eagles coach.

The Nigeria Football Federation announced in a statement on Sunday that the had terminated the Franco-German’s contract.

In his place, the NFF appointed ex-Eagles defender, Austin Eguavoen as the interim Technical Adviser of the team.

Eguavoen who was until his appointment the NFF Technical Director will be assisted by a group of local coaches.

They are: Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach); Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach); Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach) and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer).

Former  internationals Augustine ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Garba Lawal were also appointed to provide technical and ambassadorial support for the crew.

Speaking on his sack on Monday, Rohr told AFP about his frustration with the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations starting in Cameroon on January 9.

“It’s a huge frustration, but I don’t want to argue, it’s not my style,” Rohr told AFP.

“(I’m) convinced that they will have a very good AFCON because the team is in place and this very united group is ready for the challenges that await it.

“I’m going to have a hard time doing without these great players and this very united staff, but the environment is not always favourable, we cannot control everything,” Rohr said.

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