NFF Chiefs Set to Make Stunning Decision on Future of Eguavoen as Super Eagles Coach

NFF Chiefs Set to Make Stunning Decision on Future of Eguavoen as Super Eagles Coach

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Player of the Super Eagles of Nigeria are currently preparing for their next game against Tunisia at 2021 AFCON
  • The Super Eagles under interim coach Eguavoen have been impressive so far at the ongoing African Cup of Nations
  • Those in charge of football activities in Nigeria are now thinking about the possibility of naming Eguavoen permanent coach

Eggheads at the Nigerian Football Federation are reportedly considering hiring Augustine Eguavoen as permanent Super Eagles coach following his wards' performance at the AFCON.

Players of the Super Eagles have done well so far in the ongoing AFCON competition winning their first three games in the Group stage and Nigerians are happy.

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Augustine Eguavoen while speaking with press at AFCON. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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Super Eagles started their campaign at the AFCON with a 1-0 win against Egypt, they also defeated Sudan 3-1 in the second game and wrapped up Group D with a 2-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau.

When was Augustine Eguavoen appointed as coach?

The former international was hired as the interim coach of the Super Eagles in December 2021 following the sacking of Gernot Rohr who was in charge for five years.

And according to the report on Within Nigeria and Punch, the Nigerian Football Federation chiefs explained that they are thinking about hiring Eguavoen on a permanent basis.

NFF official makes statement in Cameroon on condition of anonymity

“We are managing the public trust. So we have to look at what the people want and we also know what we want as well.
“It doesn’t matter who the coach is, what matters is the objective. If that objective can be achieved with Eguavoen as we can see now, then why not?''

Panic for Nigeria as Super Eagles get tough opponents in AFCON round of 16

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria will trade tackles with Tunisia in the Round of 16 at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

Having emerged table toppers in Group D, Nigeria are billed to take on the third-placed Group F team as the Carthage Eagles occupied that spot after the final matches of the preliminary rounds are concluded on Thursday.

Tunisia finished the preliminary rounds with 3 points as they were defeated 1-0 by Gambia who finished second position with 7 points in Group F, behind Mali who defeated Mauritania 2-0 to win the group with 7 points and a better goal difference.

Reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria have bowed out of the 2021 edition of the tournament following their 3-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in their final Group E fixture.

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