Interim coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles , Augustine Eguavoen will only be entitled to win bonuses as the Super Eagles progress to the knock out stage at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon.
Eguavoen was appointed on a short-term deal after the Nigeria Football Federation dismissed former coach, Gernot Rohr in December.
Rohr was the country’s longest-serving manager after taking charge in August of 2016 but had his contract terminated 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 the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup and also to third-place at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Eguavoen was appointed on a short-term deal after the Nigeria Football Federation sacked Gernot Rohr in December.
“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 won all the 3 opening matches at the group stage of the ongoing AFCON, making him the first coach to do it twice in the history of Nigeria.