Interim coach Austin Eguavon will not earn salary again, will only be entitled to win bonuses as the Super Eagles gaffer at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon. Eguavon was named on a short-term deal after the Nigeria Football Federation dismissed Gernot Rohr in December. Rohr was Nigeria’s longest-serving manager after taking charge in August 2016 but had his contract quashed after leading the Eagles to the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs and sealing a spot at the Nations Cup in Cameroon.
The Franco-German also led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup and guided the team to third-place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
“Eguavoen is on the payroll of the NFF and he won’t be entitled to salary for the role he is playing as an interim coach of the team,” President of the NFF Amaju Pinnick stated recently on Arise TV.
“He will be entitled to the winning bonuses as the team progress at the tournament.” Eguavoen has already won his opening two group games at the tournament which has sealed their place in the Round of 16 in the competition