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Eguavoen Sends Stunning and Urgent Message to Nigerians on His Future as Super Eagles Coach
- Augustine Eguavoen has led the Super Eagles to two wins in their first two games at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon
- The 56-year-old has however made it clear that he will accept to become permanent Super Eagles coach if NFF offer him
- Super Eagles of Nigeria are topping their group with six points and will face Guinea-Bissau in their final Group game
Augustine Eguavoen who is the interim handler of the Super Eagles has sounded it clear that he will not reject the offer of landing coaching the national team on a permanent basis.
The former international is currently having a smooth run in charge of the Super Eagles at the ongoing African Cup of Nations where he has won his first two games.
Following the sacking of former coach Gernot Rohr who was dismissed days to the start of the 2021 African Cup of Nations, the Nigerian Football Federation decided to hire Eguavoen as interim boss.
What is the position of Nigerian Football Federation?
Recently, the NFF board led by Amaju Pinnick announced the hiring of Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro who is expected to resume work as the new Super Eagles coach after the ongoing AFCON in Cameroon.
Augustine Eguavoen's reaction
“If they give me the job, why not?
“These questions have come many, many times, but I’m very happy with the position I occupy with the Nigeria Football Federation.
“Yes, if they asked me for it, yes maybe, just maybe and when we get to that river, we will cross it.”
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Many Nigerian football lovers were even of the view that the Nigerian Football Federation should have dragged Napoli for not releasing Victor Osimhen for the AFCON.
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