Nigeria head coach, Augustine Eguavoen has resigned as the head coach of the three-times African champions after his failure to qualify the team for the World Cup event in Qatar.

This will be the first time Nigeria is missing out of the Mundial event since 2006. And the second since 1994, when they reached the knockout stage.

According to Brila, the 56-year-old gaffer will now return to his role as Technical Director of the National team.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appointed Augustine Eguavoen, to take charge of the Super Eagles on interim basis after the erstwhile coach, Gernot Rohr, was relieved of his duties.

“Our former coach was relieved of his duties and it was just weeks before the Africa Cup of Nations.

“As technical director, anywhere in the world that is what is obtainable. If there is a vacancy, it is the technical director that steps in before the coach has been appointed.

“So that’s why you see me taking this role and an interim man,” Eguavoen said to BBC after his appointment.

Eguavoen was in charge of six games as the interim coach. There wins, Two draws and one defeat. The draws are against Ghana and it costs Nigeria a place in the World Cup.