Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr lost his mother, Madam Elisabeth Rohr, on Thursday.
This is coming two days after Rohr led the senior national team to a pulsating 2-2 draw against Ukraine in an international friendly game at the Dnipro Arena.
The Nigeria Football Federation announced the death via a tweet.
According to the NFF, Rohr’s mother died at the age of 97.
Though details about the death were not given, the federation prayed for the deceased.
The NFF said, “We commiserate with Super Eagles head coach who just lost his mother. She was 97. May her soul rest in peace.”
Rohr hails from Mannheim in Germany. He became Nigeria’s coach in August 2016 after Sunday Oliseh left the post in February after a row over his contract.