15th December, 2010
Reports from Abuja this afternoon say the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF has named Augustine Eguavoen as Head Coach of the national U-23 menâ€™s team.
The team will soon begin the qualifiers for the 10th All-Africa Games, Mozambique 2011 and the 30th Olympic Games in London in 2012.
Eguavoen, who took over as the Super Eaglesâ€™ stand-in coach after the exit of Lars Lagerback in the wake of Nigeriaâ€™s poor outing in the last World Cup in South Africa, has been eyeing the U-23 job after the NFF said that it would appoint a new coach for the senior national team.
The technical committee, headed by Barrister Chris Green, also opted for a total review of the technical crew of the national U-17 Golden Eaglets, and is determined to avoid any controversy in the age of the players as this is the bedrock of countryâ€™s football development.
Meanwhile, the committee approved the programme of the Super Eaglesâ€™ Head Coach, Samson Siasia in the short term.
Siasia will depart for Europe at the end of the week to meet with a number of Nigerian international players plying their trade abroad.
On the issue of backroom staff, the committee says itâ€™s still holding consultations with Siasia and will make its decision known soon.