In the wake of Nigerian Super Eagles shock defeat to the Tunisian national team, head coach and former Nigerian international Austin Eguavoen has thrown in the gauntlet.
The coach who was been heavily linked to the job on a permanent basis, owing to Nigeria’s strong showing in the group stages of the competition, where they had emerged group leaders, winning all their matches, made this known after the eagles suffered a disappointing 1 – 0 loss to the north Africans.
“What happens next is that I’m the interim coach and Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
“I will go back to my position and allow the NFF (to) make a decision on the way forward,” Eguavoen said.
The Nigerian football federation has already acquired the services of Portuguese Jose Peseiro, who is waiting in the wings to take charge of the team after the AFCON.
Had the team triumphed in Cameroon, speculations were rife that Eguavoen and Peseiro would switch jobs, leaving the former as head coach and the latter assuming the position of technical director.