The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated Gernot Rohr’s contract as the Super Eagles coach.
Subsequently, the football federation appointed Augustine Eguavoen, currently it’s 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,” a statement from NFF stated on Sunday.
The statement added, “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).
“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 statement quoted the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, as commending the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports for collaboration and guidance all through.”
“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,” he added.
Eguavoen, a former Nigeria captain, was coach of the squad when it finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006. He was on-field captain when the Super Eagles lifted the Africa Cup for the first time on away ground, in Tunisia 27 years ago.
He will now take charge of the team as it begins preparations for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations taking place in Cameroon 9th January – 6th February 2022, and until the appointment of a substantive Head Coach.
Full List: Amusan, Brume – Nigeria’s 35 Medalists At 2022 Commonwealth Games
It was a record-breaking outing for Team Nigeria at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Birmingham, as medals were raked in at an unprecedented rush while Nigerian athletes broke several records at the games.
Team Nigeria won 12 gold medals — the country’s highest haul in the history of the CWG.
Incredibly, all the gold medals were won by female athletes who took the tracks and gymnasiums in Birmingham by storm and wrote their names in the annals of the competition.
Tobi Amusan surged to the finish line in 12.30 seconds in the final of the women’s 100-meter hurdles to set a CWG record. Ese Brume registered a record-setting 7-meter leap in the long jump.
In the women’s 4×100 meters, the quartet of Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Grace Nwokocha cruised to gold while setting a new African record with a time of 42.10 seconds.
Lifters like Adijat Olarinoye, Rafiatu Lawal, and Alice Oluwafemilayo also set new CWG records in their respective categories.
Nigeria finished the competition with 35 medals — 12 gold, 9 silver, and 14 bronze — to clinch seventh on the leaders’ table as the final day of activities wraps up.
Athletics provided the most medals for Nigeria with 10 podium finishes, followed by wrestling with seven.
Below is the full list of all 35 medalists for Team Nigeria at the 2022 CWG:
Tobi Amusan — Women’s 100m hurdles
Tobi Amusan, Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Grace Nwokocha, Joy Udo-Gabriel — Women’s 4 x 100m relay
Ese Brume — Women’s long jump
Odunayo Adekuoroye — Wrestling women’s freestyle 57 kg
Blessing Oborududu — Wrestling women’s freestyle 68 kg
Genesis Miesinnei Mercy — Wrestling women’s freestyle 50 kg
Adijat Olarinoye — Weightlifting women’s 55kg
Rafiatu Lawal — Weightlifting women’s 59kg
Alice Oluwafemiayo — Para-powerlifting women’s heavyweight
Chioma Onyekwere — Women’s discus throw
Goodness Nwachukwu — Women’s discus throw F42-44/61-64
Eucharia Iyiazi — Women’s F55-57 shot put
Favour Ofili — Women’s 200m
Elizabeth Oshoba — Women’s featherweight boxing
Ikechukwu Obichukwu — Para-powerlifting men’s heavyweight
Bose Omolayo — Para-powerlifting women’s heavyweight
Ifechukwude Ikpeoyi — Para-table tennis women’s singles classes 3-5
Nasiru Sule — Para-table tennis men’s singles classes 3-5
Taiwo Liadi — Weightlifting women’s 76kg
Hannah Reuben — Wrestling women’s freestyle 76kg
Ebikewenimo Welson — Wrestling men’s freestyle 57kg
Udodi Onwuzurike, Seye Ogunlewe, Favour Ashe, Alaba Akintola, Raymond Ekevwo — Men’s 4 x 100m relay
Ugochi Constance Alam — Women’s F55-57 shot put
Obiageri Amaechi — Women’s discus throw
Ifeanyi Onyekwere — Men’s super heavyweight boxing
Jacinta Umunnake — Women’s middleweight boxing
Cynthia Ogunsemilore — Women’s lightweight boxing
Innocent Nnamdi — Para-powerlifting men’s lightweight
Isau Ogunkunle — Para-table tennis men’s singles classes 3-5
Faith Obazuaye — Para-table tennis women’s singles classes 6-10
Mary Taiwo Osijo — Weightlifting women’s 87kg
Islamiyat Yusuf — Weightlifting women’s 64kg
Edidiong Umoafia — Weightlifting men’s 67kg
Ogbonna John — Wrestling men’s freestyle 74kg
Esther Kolawole — Wrestling women’s freestyle 62kg
BREAKING: Ese Brume Wins Gold At CWG Women Long Jump, Sets New Record
World Silver medalist, Ese Brume wrote her name in the record book on Sunday, 7 August, 2022 not only winning Gold medal in the Women Long Jump event but also creating a new Commonwealth Games record.
Brume jumped a distance of 7.00 metres to win the event and retain the Gold medal she won in Gold Coast four years ago.
Australia Jumper won the Silver medal with a jump of 6.95 meters while Ghanaian jumper jumped 6.94 meters to win the Bronze medal.
Brume’s teammate, Ruth Usoro jumped 6.56 meters to place sixth.
Brume’s Gold medal was the 12th won by Nigeria at this year’s Commonwealth Games, the best outing ever by Nigeria. It is instrucitve to note that all the 12 Gold medals were won by female athletes.
JUST IN: Nigeria Female Team Sets African Record, Wins Gold At CWG 100m Relay; Men Win Bronze
The Nigerian female team continues its blistering form at the ongoing Commonwealth Games as the female 4×100m relay team won the Gold medal on Sunday, 7 August, 2022.
Nigeria drafted in the newly crowned Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles champion, Tobi Amusan into the team and she ran a sublime lead leg to set the tone for a golden outing.
The team of Amusan, Rose Chukwuma, Favour Ofili and Grace Nwokocha ran a blistering 42.10 seconds to erase the African record they set two weeks ago in Eugene, Oregon.
England came second running 42.41sec to win the Silver medal while Jamaica was third with 43.08sec to win the Bronze medal.
The Nigerian male 4×100m relay team won the Bronze medal in the final behind Trinidad and Tobago which won the Silver medal and Gold medal winner, England.
Nigeria has now equalled its best ever championship with the 11th Gold medal won by the female relay team. All the Gold medals were won by female athletes.
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