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Eguavoen elated after winning Best Coach of AFCON group stage



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.

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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.

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