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Nigeria's head coach, Augustine Eguavoen, steps down following the teams removal from the World Cup

Augustine Eguavoen, the head coach of Nigeria's Super Eagles, has resigned. This comes after Ghana's Black Stars denied Nigeria a place in Qatar 2022 in the final playoff round.

Eguavoen took over as coach of the Super Eagles prior to AFCON 2021, after former coach Gernot Rohr was fired due to poor performances in the first round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Eguavoen, a former Super Eagles full back, initially stepped down following Nigeria's Round 16 exit at the AFCON in Cameroon, but was rehired to oversee the final playoff round against Ghana.

Nigeria was eliminated due to the away goal rule after drawing 1-1 at home in the return leg, with the first leg in Ghana ending in a stalemate.

He has stated that he will now return to his previous position as the NFF's Technical Director.

Before losing to Ghana, the Super Eagles were hoping to qualify for their fourth consecutive World Cup finals.

Source: citisportsonlin.com


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