Augustine Eguavoen has stepped down from his position as the interim coach of the Nigeria national team following the Super Eagles’ defeat to Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations knock-out stage.
Eguavoen had recorded three straight victories during the group stage, however, the Super Eagles bid farewell to the 2021 Afcon after losing 1-0 to Tunisia on Sunday, January 23, 2022.
Recall that The News Beam had earlier reported that Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) had relieved Gernot Rohr of his duties as Super Eagles Coach and replaced him with Augustine Eguavoen but as interim manager in November 2021.
Last December, the NFF, however, announced its decision to settle for 61-year-old Portuguese manager Jose Peseiro as the new head coach for the Super Eagles.
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There were also reports that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was willing to offer Augustine Eguavoen the role as the new head coach for the Super Eagles.
However, during a post-match press conference, Eguavoen stated that while he awaits the decision of the Nigeria Football Federation, he will return to his role as Technical Director of the Eagles.
“What happens next is that I’m the interim coach and Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). “I will go back to my position and allow the NFF (to) make a decision on the way forward,” Eguavoen said after the match.