After crashing out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 on Sunday, Augustine Eguavoen has stepped down as temporary coach of the Nigerian national team. ayokinews.com reports
The three-time AFCON winners won three straight games against Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau under Eguavoen’s leadership.
The Nigerian Super Eagles were defeated in a shocking 1-0 goal record by the Tunisian Carthage Eagles during their knockout round of 16 match on Sunday.
Speaking to newsmen after the match, Eguavoen said: “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.”
Shortly after Franco-German Gernot Rohr was fired last month, Augustine Eguavoen took over as temporary coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles.
However, the NFF had before the AFCON 2021, confirmed Portuguese Jose Peseiro as the new permanent coach of the national team.