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Austin Eguavoen To Continue As Super Eagles Coach: is this good news?

The NFF have elected to retain Augustine Eguavoen at least in the short term as Super Eagles Head Coach. Hence he will lead the team for crucial World Cup playoffs against Ghana in March.

This decision was reached after a meeting with officials of the sports ministry.

The initial plan for Eguavoen to step down for Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro after the AFCON has now been effectively shelved.

But Peseiro was not in Cameroon to observe the Eagles up close after officials said he had yet to sign his contract with the NFF.

He would therefore have had only four days to work and familiarise with the team before the first leg World Cup playoffs in Ghana: something that is unreasonable.

This decision by NFF is a departure from their initial thinking to engage a foreign coach for the Eagles. The Sports Ministry on their part have always favoured a local coach.

The report further said that two technical reports are expected on Monday and other decisions will be taken after these reports have been studied.

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