- Eguaveon Resigns As NFF Sacks Super Eagles Technical Crew
- Pinnick hinted at a possible hire of Portuguese manager José Peseiro
- Augustine Eguavoen states that he will now return to his former position as the Technical Director of the NFF.
The Nigeria Football Federation on the early hour of Thursday announced the sacking of Super Eagles technical crew following the team’s failure to clinch a ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar.
Eguavoen took over from the German-born coach Gernot Rohr who took The Super Eagles of Nigeria to the Semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations winning a bronze medal and also a World Cup qualification.
The Nigerian fans believed the Super Eagles weren’t playing beautiful football under the German coach.
Eguavoen, who took over from sacked coach Gernot Rohr late last year, got eliminated by Tunisia in the round of 16 and also failed to qualify for World Cup after a goalless draw against the Black Stars of Ghana in the first leg of the playoff which took place in Kumasi.
Nigeria failed to take advantage of the Second at home in Abuja as they drew 1-1 to miss out on away goal rule.
The NFF announced the sacking of all the technical crew of the Super Eagles.
In a statement released in the early hour of Thursday, the NFF also announced that Eguavoen has stepped down from his role as the technical adviser of the Super Eagles and he will now return to his former position as Technical Director of the NFF.
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We thank the coaches and team officials for their service to the nation and wish them success in their future endeavors.NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi.
It is expected that the Nigeria Football Federation led by Amaju Pinnick will now begin the search for a new Super Eagles coach with an announcement expected before the next international window, Pinnick also hinted on a possible hire of Portuguese manager José Peseiro but diverted back to the announcement on Eguavoen and the technical crew.