Augustine Eguavoen steps down as the super eagle interim coach after the team’s exist from the Africa cup of Nations on Sunday, 23rd of January.
After a perfect group stage outing, the super eagle lost 1-0 to Tunisia on the round 16 on Sunday night after Youssef Msakni, a Tunisian player took a long range shot in the 47th minute of the game, which knocked the Super Eagles out of the tournament and ended Eguavoen’s hopes of keeping the job of being the coach.
Eguavoen stands a chance of keeping the job if he could win Nigeria her fourth AFCON title but this could not come to pass.
Eguavoen had earlier led the three-time champions to three straight wins against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in the group stage.
In a post match press conference, 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.”
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