Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced it has dissolved the entire technical team of the men’s senior national team, the Super Eagles and have their contracts withdrawn for failing to qualify the country to the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.
The interim Technical Adviser of the team, Augustine Eguavoen stepped down on Thursday morning after he failed to guide his side go past the Black Stars of Ghana for a ticket to Qatar, leaving the Chief Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, Salisu Yusuf (2nd Assistant coach), Joseph Yobo as the (3rd Assistant), and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer) at post, but the NFF has now decided to sack them all for fresh appointments.
“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”, NFF confirmed in a statement on Thursday.
The federation further announced the withdrawal of the contracts offered the other coaches, paving way for new appointments in the coming weeks.
“The NFF has in the meantime withdrawn the two-and-half years contract offered the coaches and terminated the appointment of the entire technical crew of the team with immediate effect.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”, the statement added.
General Secretary of the NFF, Dr Mohammed Sanusi thanked the out-gone technical staff of the Super Eagles for their efforts.
“We thank the coaches and team officials for their service to the nation and wish them success in their future endeavours”, said Sanusi.