The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the immediate sack of Super Eagles handler Austin Eguavoen following the failure of the crew to pick one of the FIFA World Cup berths after been compelled to a 1-1-1 draw by Ghana on Tuesday.
According to a statement issued by the Communication Department of the NFF earlier today, it reads as follows:
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Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen has stepped down from that position with immediate effect.The NFF has in the meantime withdrawn the two-and-half years contract offered the coaches and terminated the appointment of the entire technical crew of the team with immediate effect.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.
Since making her debut to the World Cup in 1994, Nigeria failed to qualify at the 2006 edition, with this failure to qualify at the 2022 edition, Nigeria have failed to make her seventh appearance at the FIFA World Cup.