The newly fired interim technical adviser /coach of the Super Eagles, Austin Eguavoen, has distanced himself from the ‘untimely’ sack of his predecessor, Gernot Rohr, who was the coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria for few years.
Eguavoen said he advised the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that Gernot Rohr’s exit from the Super Eagles team is not timely and so he should not be sacked.
While it is not clear why Eguavoen is just speaking about his disapproval of Rohr’s sack, even shortly after his own termination as the coach of the Nigerian team, he also refused to take all the queries concerning the inability of the Super Eagles team to qualify for the World Cup tournament alone with blames for the NFF officials too.
Recall that Austin Eguavoen replaced Gernot Rohr in December 2021, few weeks after the termination of the Franco-German Coach, who was reportedly, Nigeria’s longest-serving Technical Adviser.
However, it was former coach Eguavoen that led the Super Eagles team to the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon; but the team lost at the qualifying stage to the Tunisians side with a lone goal.
Again, all hell broke lose at the MKO Abiola stadium in Abuja on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, when team Nigeria failed to qualify for the Qatar World Cup after being defeated by the Black Stars of Ghana with a 1-1 draw.
Consequently, the decision by NFF to finally fire Augustine Eguavoen as the Super Eagles technical adviser.
Nevertheless, despite criticisms and backlashes from angry Nigerian fans, Eguavoen said he is still willing to coach the Super Eagles team again if he is given the opportunity to.