AFCON 2021: Eguavoen will get match bonuses, not salary– NFF

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has clarified Super Eagles interim coach Austine Eguavoen will only be entitled to match bonuses, not salary at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Eguavoen was appointed on a short-term deal after the Nigeria Football Federation sacked Gernot Rohr in December.

Rohr was Nigeria’s longest-serving manager after taking charge in August 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.

In an interview, Pinnick stated that ”due to his interim role with the Super Eagles, Eguavoen will only be settled based on match bonuses.

“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.

“He will be entitled to the winning bonuses as the team progresses at the tournament.”

 

 

THE NATION/Mercy Chukwudiebere

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