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Soccer News of Monday, 24 January 2022


Eguavoen to leave Super Eagles after AFCON exit

Coach Augustine Eguavoen Coach Augustine Eguavoen

Coach Augustine Eguavoen will step down from his role as interim coach of the Nigeria national team.

This comes after the Super Eagles crashed out of the ongoing African Cup of Nations after the defeat to Tunisia.

Eguavoen oversaw a group stage for the Eagles with three straight wins, the only time Nigeria played a clean record was in 2006.

Many across the football sphere tipped the Super Eagles to win the game and even the tournament considering its form and the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Tunisian camp.

However, following a goalkeeping error and a contentious red card for Alex Iwobi, Tunisia advanced to the next round.

After the match, journalists caught up with Eguavoen and asked him what he had planned for the future.

“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.

Jose Peseiro was announced as the new permanent coach before the AFCON kicked off.

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