Austin Eguavon has resigned as the Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
His resignation comes a few days after Nigeria lost to the Black Stars of Ghana in the World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
The match ended 1-1 draw but the Black Stars qualified for the World Cup based on the away goals rule.
Eguavoen’s resignation was confirmed in a statement issued by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday.
According to the statement from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday, Eguavoen has vacated the position “with immediate effect.”
The federation also announced the withdrawal of the “two-and-half years contract offered the coaches” and the termination of “the appointment of the entire technical crew of the team with immediate effect.”
“Following the failure of the Super Eagles of Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the erstwhile Technical Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen, has stepped down from that position with immediate effect,” the statement read.
“The NFF has, in the meantime, withdrawn the two-and-half years’ contract offered the coaches and terminated the appointment of the entire technical crew of the team with immediate effect. A new crew will be announced after a proper review to lead the new charge of reinvigorating the Super Eagles to face future challenges appropriately.
“’We thank the coaches and team officials for their service to the nation and wish them success in their future endeavours,’ said NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi.”
The disengagement of the technical crew also comes a few weeks after it was constituted. This was after the NFF dumped Jose Peseiro, Portuguese tactician, for E