NFF appoints Augustine Eguavoen as interim coach of the Super Eagles..


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Augustine Eguavoen as interim coach of the team.

This appointment comes barely 24 hours after former coach Jose Peseiro resigned due to contract expiration.

Eguavoen was appointed the caretaker coach of the Nigeria national team in June 2005 with his coaching staff including Samson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu. 

Eguavoen who have managed the national team 4th times.

In June 2010, the Nigeria Football Federation asked Eguavoen to replace Swedish Lars Lagerbäck until he decided his future plans.

He was brought in as caretaker manager but said that he has no intention of submitting an application to take the role on a permanent basis.

Eguavoen was also appointed as the head coach of the Nigeria national under-23 football team in August 2010.

He expected his team would have a qualification for the 2012 London Olympic Games, but they were knocked out in the group stage.

On 5 December 2011, he resigned from his job following the failure to secure the Olympics ticket.

On 12 December 2021, Eguavoen was again appointed manager of Nigeria on an interim basis for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, following the departure of Gernot Rohr. After Nigeria exited from the round of sixteen with an agonising defeat to Tunisia, he returned to his position as the Technical Director of the side.