President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has made it clear that Super Eagles Interim Coach, Augustine Eguavoen will only be entitled to match bonuses and won’t be paid salary at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Eguavoen, 56, was appointed on an interim basis to lead Nigeria to this year’s AFCON following the exit of Gernot Rohr in December.
Rohr became 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.
However, in an interview with Arise TV, Pinnick stated that due to his interim role with the Super Eagles, Eguavoen will only be given 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,” Pinnick said this on Arise TV.
“He will be entitled to the winning bonuses as the team progresses at the tournament.”
Meanwhile, Eguavoen has not ruled out the possibility of managing the Super Eagles by becoming the permanent Manager of the team despite the appointment of Jose Peseiro.
The former Super Eagles defender, however, disclosed that such decision lies with the country’s football federation.
Eguavoen has had an impressive outing at the ongoing AFCON with the Super Eagles, after finishing top of Group D with a 100 percent win record against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea Bissau.