Nigeria confirm Augustine Eguavoen as coach for Ghana tie

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed Augustine Eguavoen will be in charge when the Super Eagles play Ghana in the final round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

The NFF reversed its decision to appoint Jose Peseiro as coach of the national team and retained Eguavoen on an interim basis.

Former Super Eagles captain Eguavoen led Nigeria to the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations – but Peseiro was expected to take over after the tournament.

However, the NFF has now confirmed that Eguavoen, 56, will lead the three-time African champions ahead of the two-legged 2022 World Cup play-off against Ghana next month.

He will be assisted by former international Emmanuel Amuneke after a good showing by the team in Cameroon.

Eguavoen, who is technical director of the NFF, had backed the appointment of Peseiro as his successor at the end of the tournament.

The winner of the tie will be in Qatar for the World Cup later this year.

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