Gernot Rohr has now overtaken Shaibu Amodu on Nigeria’s all-time appearance makers list.
The 68-year-old achieved this landmark, as he led the Super Eagles out against Cape Verde in Tuesday’s 2022 World Cup qualifier.
Rohr has 54 matches under his belt and has now become the most capped handler of the three-time African champions.
He equalled Amodu’s feat in Saturday’s 2-0 triumph over Liberia at the Stade Ibn Batouta in Tangier.
Prior to the clash against the Lone Star, Amodu held on to that record with 53 appearances in over six spells in charge of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations – starting from 1994 as Clemens Westerhof’s successor.
Before he sadly passed away on June 10, 2016, at the age of 58, he qualified Nigeria for two World Cups (2002 and 2010), and on both occasions, he was denied the chance of leading the country to the global football showpiece by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Rohr took over the West Africans in 2016 as a permanent replacement for Sunday Oliseh.