Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has hinted that Super Eagles interim coach, Austin Eguavoen, could keep the job should he lead Nigeria to glory in the AFCON in Cameroon.
This follows the technical prowess that has been executed coach Eguavoen so far at the tournament which has seen the Super Eagles excelling beautifully.
The Eagles proved they are one of the favourites to win the AFCON title with another 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau in their last Group D game decided on Wednesday in Garoua.
Nigeria had earlier defeated Egypt 1-0 and Sudan 3-1 to complete a hundred percent record in the opening stages of the competition.
Meanwhile, speaking with Agence France-Presse (AFP) on what the NFF plans to do in the case of Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro, who was reported recently to have been employed to replace former national team coach, Gernot Rohr, Pinnick said:
“If Eguavoen won the Cup of Nations, we might have a rethink”. “In that case, the foreign coach would become the technical director”.
In the past weeks, Nigerians have asked the NFF to make Eguavoen the substantive coach of the Super Eagles because they believe the Tunisia “94 Nations Cup and USA ’94 World Cup defender has what it takes to become a good replacement for Rohr who was sacked in December last year.