Austin Eguavoen Steps Down as Super Eagles Coach After Sore Ghana Defeat

Austin Eguavoen Steps Down as Super Eagles Coach After Sore Ghana Defeat

  • Austin Eguavoen has stepped down from his role as the head coach of Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles
  • The NFF has also terminated the appointment of the entire technical crew of the team that includes, Emmanuel Amuneke and Joseph Yobo
  • The NFF revealed that a new crew will be announced to lead the charge for the national team after a proper review

Following the failure of Nigeria’s Super Eagles to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Technical Adviser and Head coach, Austin Eguavoen has stepped down from his roles in the team.

Austin Eguavoen

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced the resignation of the former footballer in a statement that was released on Wednesday morning. Also, the NFF has disclosed that two and half years contract that was offered to the coaches and the technical crew has been terminated with immediate effect.

Nigeria’s leading football body has promised to announce a new crew that will lead the charge of the Super Eagles in future challenges after proper review.

The statement from the NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi reads:

“We thank the coaches and team officials for their service to the nation and wish them success in their future endeavors.”

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The resignation of Austin Eguavoen and the dismissal of his crew doesn’t come as a shock to Nigerians. This is due to the poor performance of the Super Eagles in the World Cup qualifiers, with the team losing on away goals rule after a 1-1 aggregate draw with Ghana.

Nigeria vs Ghana

Eguavoen and the rest of the coaching crew were given full-time contracts after the AFCON, when they led Nigeria to round-of-16 of the competition. Despite the early exit, the performance of the team was lauded as the Super Eagles topped their group with maximum 9 points.

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