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Eguavoen leaves role as Super Eagles coach after failing to qualify for 2022 World Cup

The head coach of the Nigeria national team, Augustine Eguavoen, has resigned from the role with immediate effect.

This comes two days after failing to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar.

Needing a win to beat Ghana to the ticket, his men were only able to play for a 1-1 draw at the MKO Abiola Stadium. Thomas Partey gave the Black Stars a ninth-minute lead before William Troost-Ekong restored parity from the penalty mark following a foul on Ademola Lookman.

Following their inability to get a winner, their dream of featuring in the global football showpiece billed for the Middle East nation faded into thin air.

While Eguavoen was unavailable to comment, a member of the country’s football body was available to confirm.

“Well, this is very true. We can only wish him the best of luck,” a top NFF official who pleaded anonymity told GOAL.

“Everyone is really down at the moment as we will not be playing at the 2022 Fifa World Cup. It is a step backwards for our football but I am very optimistic we will bounce back better.”

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