Nigeria's president resigns following the country's elimination from the African Cup of Nations.
As the only team to have won every game in the group stage, Nigeria had been the most impressive team during the competition.
However, the team's euphoria was short-lived as they were eliminated from the competition at the first knockout stage, with interim manager Eguavoen announcing that he will no longer be at the helm following the announcement of the award for Best Manager of the Group Stage.
Eguavoen remarked after the game, "What happens next is that I'm appointed as the interim coach and technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)."
"I will return to my previous position and let the NFF to make a decision on the best course of action."
After being hired as a temporary replacement for Gernot Rohr, who was fired on December 13 after five years in charge, Eguavoen's brief stint lasted just over a month.
The National Football Federation (NFF) selected Portuguese manager Jose Peseiro as the new permanent coach ahead of Afcon 2021, claiming that he will take over from Eguavoen following the competition.
Despite the NFF's earlier announcement, there were reports that Peseiro had not yet signed on the dotted line and that Eguavoen could be promoted to the position of permanent manager following a strong group-stage performance. However, the latter will now return to his lone role as technical director of the organization, according to reports..
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