Eguavoen Wins Prestigious AFCON Award After Leading Super Eagles to 3 Wins out of 3 in Group Stage

Eguavoen Wins Prestigious AFCON Award After Leading Super Eagles to 3 Wins out of 3 in Group Stage

  • CAF has named Super Eagles interim coach Augustine Eguavoen the winner of the group stage best manager award
  • Eguavoen won the award following Nigeria's performance so far AFCON 2021 where they have won all three games, scoring six goals and conceding just one
  • The 56-year-old will be looking to continue his good run in the tournament when Nigeria face Tunisia in the round of 16

Super Eagles interim coach Augustine Eguavoen has been named the best manager of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 group stage, CAF has disclosed.

This comes after Eguavoen led Nigeria to 3 wins out of 3, scoring six goals and conceding just once in the process.

Eguavoen wins AFCON Group Stage best manager award
Eguavoen wins AFCON Group Stage best manager award. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO/AFP
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Nigeria were the only nation to qualify to the knockout stage with a 100% record with Eguavoen at the helms of affairs.

In doing so, the 56-year-old, who won the AFCON 1994 edition as a player, equalled his own record set in 2006 as the only coach to win all three games in the group stage at AFCON.

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Remarkably, Eguavoen got the Super Eagles job on an interim basis just a few weeks to the start of the AFCON in Cameroon.

CAF took to their official Twitter page to announce in a tweet that read; "Augustine Eguavoen wins the #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021’s Group Stage Best Manager Award!"

Eguavoen also took to Twitter to express his gratitude to Nigerians and the entire Super Eagles set-up.

Eguavoen reacts as Nigeria set up AFCON Round of 16 clash with Tunisia

Sports Brief earlier reported that Augustine Eguavoen has cautioned his side ahead of their AFCON 2021 Round of 16 clash against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.

Group D winners Nigeria will face one of the best losers and Group F third-placed team, Tunisia, for a place in the last eight of the continental showpiece.

Both teams, led by indigenous coaches will file out on Sunday, January 23, at the Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua as they continue to chase the coveted title.

Eguavoen, who had 51 caps for the Super Eagles did not face Tunisia as a player, but he was head coach of the Super Eagles when Nigeria upended the Carthage Eagles via penalty shootout in Port Said in Egypt 16 years ago to send the Cup holders out of the tournament at the quarter-final stage.

Source: Sports Brief News