AFCON 2021: Eguavoen leaves role as Super Eagles interim coach after Tunisia defeat – Kemi Filani News


Augustine Eguavoen has confirmed he is leaving the role as the interim coach of the Nigeria national team.

The 56-year-old revealed this after the Super Eagles lost 1-0 to Tunisia in the round of 16 at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Eguavoen had led the three-time champions to three straight wins against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

However, they were eliminated bt a Covid-stricken Tunisian team in the knockout stages.

“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.

Eguavoen stepped in after Gernot Rohr was sacked last month. However, the NFF announced Jose Peseiro as the new permanent coach before the AFCON kicked off.

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