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Just in: Nigeria’s loss to Ghana: Super Eagles Head Coach, Eguavoen, quits

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Aftermath of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday,

Super Eagles Head Coach, Austin Eguavoen, has thrown in the towel.

Eguavoen has sent in his official letter of resignation to the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Persecondnews learnt on Thursday.

A pandemonium had broken out on Tuesday at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Nigeria was beaten to a place in Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup by Ghana after playing a 1-1. The Black Star of Ghana qualified on an away goal advantage.

After the game, Nigeria fans, who were angry the Super Eagles did not qualify, invaded the pitch, trying to attack Ghanian players and destroying some facilities.

Ghana had held Nigeria to a goalless draw on Friday in the first leg of the playoff at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Nigeria hosted arch-rivals Ghana in the return leg on Tuesday at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja amid high hopes that the Super Eagles would scale through.

The NFF had handed a two-year contract to Eguavoen two days before the first leg of the World Cup play-off against Ghana.

By Eguavoen’s resignation, he will now return to his role as Technical Director of all national teams.

 

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