Augustine Eguavoen, a former Super Eagles interim manager, claimed that he disagreed with the decision to terminate previous Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr in 2021.
Eguavoen first opposed the board’s decision to fire Rohr because it came too close to the AFCON 2021 tournament in Cameron, according to him.
Former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was fired just a month before Nigeria’s trip to Cameroon, where they played an outstanding game against Egypt in the group stage before losing to Tunisia in the round of 16.
The Franco-German strategist led the Super Eagles to the third round of World Cup qualifying until being fired in December 2021. Agustine Eguavoen took over as Super Eagle temporary manager for AFCON 2021.
Eguavoen was the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) before taking over as temporary manager of the Super Eagles, and he recommended the NFF not to sack him.
“Yes, I complained about the timing as it was too close to the Africa Cup of Nations.”
On the show, Victor Ikpeba, the 56-year-old former Super Eagles interim manager, stated that he did not support Gernot Rohr’s dismissal.
“Eguavoen was not in support of the decision to sack Rohr.”
Eguavoen failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Ghana defeated them due to the ‘away goal’ rule. Augustine Eguavoen resigned as coach of the Nigerian national team immediately and returned to his original position as Technical Director of the NFF.