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Augustine Eguavoen returns to Super Eagles dug-out after Peseiro exit

On 12 December 2021, Eguavoen was appointed manager of Nigeria on an interim basis for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, following the departure of Gernot Rohr.

Super Eagles technical director, Augustine Owen Eguavoen, has taken over the coaching role of the Nigerian Football team after Jose Peseiro’s exit, Soccernet.ng reports.

Peseiro, 63, was appointed as the coach of the Super Eagles after Nigeria’s exit from the AFCON 2021 tournament in Cameroon, taking office in May 2022.

The Portuguese led Nigeria to the AFCON 2023 tournament in Ivory Coast, but his team fell short of glory in the final, with Sebastien Haller putting the nail to the coffin of the exhausted Super Eagles.

The contract of the former Porto manager ended in February and he vacated his role on the sidelines for the Super Eagles, leaving the team despite taking a pay cut.

Soccernet.ng understands that the team’s technical director, Augustine Eguavoen, will take charge of the Three-time AFCON winners on an interim basis, till a permanent solution is sorted out.

The former Super Eagles right wing-back was in charge of the Nigerian team at the AFCON 2021 tournament in Cameroon, following the exit of the former coach, Gernot Rohr.

The 58-year-old remained in charge of the team after Nigeria were knocked out of the AFCON tournament in Cameroon at the round of sixteen stage by Tunisia.

Eguavoen was the team’s technical director when they took a silver medal at the AFCON 2023 tournament in Ivory Coast.

N.B: We’d like to know your thoughts. Do you think the NFF made the right choice in appointing Eguavoen? Who would you like to see coach Nigeria permanently?