Super Eagles coach to the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Austin Eguavoen has been awarded the Best Coach of the group stage of the competition.
Eguavoen, 56, took over the Nigerian national team on an interim basis following the sack of former manager Gernot Rohr late 2021.
The former international led the Eagles on a perfect record through the group stage, defeating Egypt 1-0, Sudan, 3-1, and Guinea-Bissau, 2-0, to top Group D.
While five Super Eagles players made the team of the group, Eguavoen has bagged the coach of the entire group stage, and he had a lot to say about it.
“Many thanks to the Confederation of African Football for this award. The Best coach of the Group stage. Wouldn’t have been possible without my fantastic group of players and colleagues. Thank you Nigerians, for your support. It’s needed now, more than ever,” the coach wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Nigeria will be facing Tunisia in the round of 16 at the Cameroon tournament on Sunday by 8:00p.m.
🇳🇬 🦅 Many thanks to the Confederation of African Football for this award.
The Best coach of the Group stage. Wouldn’t have been possible without my fantastic group of players and colleagues.
— Austin Eguavoen (@coacheguavoen) January 22, 2022
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
SPECIAL REPORT: Illegal miners degrade Ekiti community, engage in child labour
The activities of illegal miners in a community in Ekiti State have caused degradation of the environment, as miners engage...
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the illegal trading of forest woods in Cross River community
“With a N20,000 bribe, an external buyer can influence the youth in host communities , Cross River State, to cut...
SPECIAL REPORT: Enugu govt watches as waste takes over state, threatens public health, environment
In this report, Arinze Chijioke looks at how delays in evacuation of waste in Enugu State encourages indiscriminate waste disposal, its health implications, and how...
INVESTIGATION: NDDC awards N1bn road contract to poultry farm
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in what appears a breach of procurement laws, awarded a contract worth N1.028 billion...
FEATURE… Hard job, low income: Agony of Nigerian commercial drivers
Amid increase in fuel price over the years, coupled with bad roads and insecurity in Nigeria, many commercial drivers have...