Interim coach Augustine Eguavoen will remain in charge of the Super Eagles ahead of their crucial World Cup playoffs against Ghana, the NFF has decided.
Reports from Sporting Life, as seen on ScoreNigeria, claim the federation concluded plans following a meeting with officials of sports ministry.
Having took charge of the team for only a few weeks, Eguavoen showed an impressive tactical approach especially in the group stage at the ongoing AFCON, winning all three games before eventually getting knocked out by Tunisia in the Round of 16.
It should be recalled that the Nigerian federation announced late last year that Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro will take of the senior national team after the AFCON 2021.
Report further indicates that Peseiro is yet to sign a binding contract with the NFF as he did not show up in Garoua, Cameroon as he was expected to observe the players.
With that, the Portuguese coach would have had only about four days to familiarize with the squad ahead the first leg of World Cup playoffs against Ghana scheduled for March 23.
The first leg of the tie will be played in Ghana, before the Eagles host the Black Stars six days later in Nigeria.