NFF appoints Eguavoen as technical director

Remi Sulola

Augustine Eguavoen, former Super Eagles captain and coach, has been appointed as the technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Eguavoen’s appointment was approved during the NFF’s executive committee meeting held virtually on Tuesday.

Paul Aigbogun, former Flying Eagles coach, was also appointed as deputy director of technical and scouting for the federation, while Garba Lawal, ex-Super Eagles midfielder, will be the chief technical officer.

“The Executive Committee approved a presentation by the Chairman of the Technical & Development Committee for the appointment of former Super Eagles’ Captain and Coach, Mr. Augustine Eguavoen, as the new Technical Director of the NFF,” read a statement by the federation.


“He will work with the following persons, whose appointments were also approved: Mr. Paul Aigbogun (Deputy Director, Technical & Scouting); Terry Babatunde Eguaoje (Consultant on Coaching & Development); Abdulrafiu Yusuf (Assistant Director, Coaching & Development); Siji Lagunju (Assistant Director, Training & Development) and; Garba Lawal (Chief Technical Officer).

“The appointments are with immediate effect.”

The federation also endorsed the commencement of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) from November 15, 2020.


“Following from the lifting of ban on football activities in the country, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal by the League Management Company to fix the calendar for the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League to commence anytime from Sunday, 15th November 2020 and end the season by June 2021, with full adherence to the Federal Government’s COVID19 protocols and other requirements as may be prescribed,” it added.

“Full compliance with the Club Licensing regulations is mandatory for Clubs willing to take part in the NPFL. The Executive Committee further mandated the NNL, NWFL and NLO to synchronize their calendars with that of the NPFL with each of them commencing within three weeks of the elite League.

“However, the Executive Committee made it clear that in line with the Federal Government’s directive, all football activities can commence immediately.”

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