Nigeria head coach Austine Eguavoen has stepped down from the role after failing to lead the Super Eagles to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Super Eagles crashed out of the race after drawing 1-1 with the Black Stars of Ghana and losing on aggregate at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29.
The Nigeria Football Federation then terminated the contracts of the entire technical staff with immediate effect.
“We thank the coaches and team officials for their service to the nation and wish them success in their future endeavors,” NFF statement said.
The outcome of the match sparked outrage among Nigerians with some angry fans vandalizing the Abuja stadium in protest of the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the World Cup.
The 56-year-old also led the Super Eagles to a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations in January where Nigeria got eliminated in the Round of 16 by Tunisia.
He was named as an interim manager of the West Africans in December following the sacking of Gernot Rohr after five years.
His contract stipulated he would step aside for Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro after the 33rd edition of the biennial African football showpiece in Cameroon.
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