Eguavoen Takes Over U-23 Team



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 men’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 Eagles’ stand-in coach after the exit of Lars Lagerback in the wake of Nigeria’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 country’s football development.

Meanwhile, the committee approved the programme of the Super Eagles’ 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 it’s still holding consultations with Siasia and will make its decision known soon.

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