- Augustine Eguavoen has left his role as the interim coach of the Super Eagles after Nigeria’s ouster from the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday
- The Super Eagles who were tagged as title favourites lost 1-0 to a strong Tunisian side in the Round of 16
- Eguavoen has now revealed that he has decided to return to his role as the technical director of the NFF
Augustine Eguavoen has disclosed that he has quit his role as the coach of the Super Eagles after Nigeria were disappointingly knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations, All Africa reports.
The three-time champions were heavy favourites going into Sunday’s encounter after a brilliant group stage run that saw the Eagles finish with 9 points from 3 games played.
Youssef Msakni 47th minute strike for Tunisia was all the Carthage Eagles needed to cause a major upset as the North Africans held on to seal a 1-0 victory to progress to the Quarter-finals.
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According to a report via Complete Sports, Eguavoen who was appointed interim head coach of the Super Eagles following the sacking of Gernot Rohr has now quit the role.
In a post-match press conference as reported by The Vanguard, Eguavoen said that he has decided to return to his role as the technical director of the NFF. He said:
“What happens next is that; I’m the interim coach and Technical Director of the NFF, I will go back to my position and allow the Federation make a decision on the way forward.”
Nigeria will now turn its focus to the World Cup playoffs in March after the Super Eagles were drawn against perennial rivals Ghana in the final round of the World Cup qualifiers.
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Earlier Sportsbrief reported Amaju Pinnick, the president of Nigeria's Football Federation, has sent a strong message to Ghanaians ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers play-offs in March.
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The Black Stars and the Super Eagles will battle it out for one of the continent's tickets for the World Cup in Qatar this year.
Pinnick is very confident Nigeria will qualify for the World Cup even though he believes it will be a tough game.