Eguavoen Speaks On Quitting Super Eagles Role

Nigerian interim coach Austin Eguavoen has denied reports of his resignation after the elimination of the Super Eagles from the African Cup of Nations.

Recall that the Super Eagles lost in a match against Tunisa with Youssef Msakni scoring the winning goal in the second half.

Eguaveon, who is the technical director at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), took over from Gernot Rohr after he was sacked four weeks before the tournament began.

In an interview with BBC sports, Eguaveon stated that he will still be maintaining his position as the team’s interim coach.

He said: “I came here as an interim manager because of what’s been played out.

“Our former coach was relieved of his duties and it was just weeks before the Africa Cup of Nations.

“As technical director, anywhere in the world that is what is obtainable.

“If there is a vacancy, it is the technical director that steps in before a new coach is appointed. So that’s why you see me taking this role and an interim man.

“Some of our journalists sometimes they change words, which is not too good. But we will manage it.”

This article was originally published on Naija News

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