Former international, Austine Eguavoen, has resigned as the Super Eagles’ technical adviser following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed this in a statement issued on Thursday, less than two days after the three-time African champions drew 1-1 with Ghana in a playoff for the competition.
The result sent the Black Stars to the tournament on the away goal rule after the first leg ended barren.
Thomas Partey had given Ghana an 11th minute lead in Abuja before William Troost Ekong levelled for the Super Eagles in the 22nd minute.
Below is the Nigeria Football Federation’s full statement:
“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The NFF has in the meantime withdrawn the two-and-half years contract offered the coaches and terminated the appointment of the entire technical crew of the team with immediate effect.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.