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Exclusive! Austin Eguavoen To Remain Super Eagles Coach As NFF Dumps Portuguese Coach Peseiro – Naijanewsdirect


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has decided to retain Austin Eguavoen as the substantive coach of the senior national team of Nigeria on a short term deal which will likely be a two year deal if he qualifies Nigeria for the World Cup, Naija News Direct can exclusively reveal.

Eguavoen won the hearts of decision makers at the NFF with the way the team played at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) despite the fact that they were knocked out of the tournament after losing 0-1 to Tunisia in the round of 16.

NFF believe the result was badly affected by the red card shown to Alex Iwobi, hence won’t judge the coach with the defeat and with time not on their side as the World Cup playoff against Ghana in March draws near, Eguavoen, we reliably gathered has been told to continue as coach.


What further ruled out Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles coach was the fact that he will have no opportunity of taking the Super Eagles out for any friendly match before the World Cup playoff against Ghana where he could possibly make impact in the team.


It means Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro who was announced as coach won’t be handling the team again with sources close to the NFF saying he isn’t an option for now, which is why he wasn’t in Cameroon to monitor the team as said in the statement announcing his appointment as coach.


We gathered the NFF could beef up the technical crew of the Super Eagles with two indigenous coaches to work as assistant to Eguavoen for the World Cup qualifiers playoff against Ghana in March.

Tunde Ogunmola
Tunde Ogunmola
'Tunde Ogunmola Executive Editor/CEO (OBAT CONNECTS CONCEPTS) Publishers of Naija News Direct) Tel: 08055102893, 08126439182 (WhatsApp)

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