Augustine Eguavoen steps down as Super Eagles coach

Super Eagles interim coach has stepped down as team manager after the Super Eagles crashed out of the AFCON 2021 tournament in Cameroun on Sunday following their 1nill defeat to Tunisia.


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In a post-match press conference, Eguavoen said that he has decided to return to his role as the Technical Director of the NFF. In his words, Eguavoen 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.” 

 
 

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Eguavoen stepped in after Gernot Rohr was sacked in December. However, the NFF announced Jose Peseiro as the new permanent coach before the AFCON kicked off.

 
 
 

Before the Super Eagles suffered their first defeat, Eguavoen had led the three-time champions to three straight wins against Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau in the Group stage. He was also named as the best group stage coach by CAF

 
 
 

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