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Eguavoen Linked To Super Eagles Job On Interim After World Cup Failure

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The technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and former player of the senior men’s football team of Nigeria Augustine Eguavoen has been touted to take over as Super Eagles coach on interim basis ahead of the final round of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

With the managerial position of the team currently vacant due to the non-renewal of the contract of Jose Peseiro, the NFF according sources are in talks with Eguavoen to coach the team ahead of the qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe next month.

Eguavoen was previously appointed on interim basis following the departure of Gernot Rohr a few months to the start of the Africa Cup of Nations. He led the team to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon where the team unfortunately crashed out in the second round of the tournament with a 1 nil loss to 2004 champions, Tunisia despite wining all their group matches.

The former Super Eagles defender stepped down as interim manager following the team’s ouster form the tournament and returned to his job as technical director of the federation.

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However, he was asked to take charge of the team for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs against Ghana. After failing to secure the ticket for the world cup, the former Bendel Insurance coach stepped aside again.

Eguavoen’s potential return as interim manager of the Super Eagles will be his fourth spell having led the team to the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt where Nigeria finished third behind winners Egypt and runners-up, Cote D’Ivoire.

The Super Eagles have already qualified for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cote D’Ivoire having amassed the most points 12, in Group A of the qualifiers.

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