Augustine Eguavoen, the Super Eagles interim coach, would be eligible for only victory bonuses as the team advances to the knockout round of the present Africa Cup of Nations competition in Cameroon. ayokinews.com reports
After the Nigeria Football Federation terminated Gernot Rohr in December, Eguavoen was appointed on a temporary basis.
Rohr was Nigeria’s longest-serving coach after he assumed duty in August 2016, but his contract was terminated after guiding the Eagles to the 2022 World Cup qualification play-offs and a place in the Cameroon Nations Cup.
In a feat of achievement, the Franco-German also led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where the Eagles finished third.
After the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) terminated Gernot Rohr’s contract in December 2021, Eguavoen was appointed on a temporary basis.
“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 progresses at the tournament.”
Eguavoen is the first coach in Nigerian history to win all three first matches at the AFCON, which is currently underway.