Augustine Eguavoen

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Augustine Eguavoen
Personal information
Full name Augustine Owen Eguavoen
Date of birth (1965-08-19) 19 August 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Sapele, Nigeria
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Gombe United F.C. (Manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1986 ACB Lagos
1986–1990 Gent 77 (10)
1990–1994 K.V. Kortrijk 95 (7)
1994–1995 CD Ourense 10 (0)
1995–1996 K.V. Kortrijk 27 (1)
1996 Sacramento Scorpions
1997–1998 Torpedo Moscow 25 (1)
1998–2001 Sliema Wanderers 6 (0)
National team
1986–1998 Nigeria 53 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2001 Sliema Wanderers
2002 Bendel Insurance
2002–2003 Nigeria U20
2005–2007 Nigeria
2008 Black Leopards
2008–2009 Enyimba International
2010 Nigeria (caretaker)
2010–2011 Nigeria U23
2012–2013 Sharks F.C.
2013 COD United
2014 Bendel Insurance
2014- Gombe United F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 February 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 December 2011

Augustine Owen Eguavoen (born 19 August 1965 in Sapele, Nigeria) is a former professional footballer and was most recently manager of Nigeria national under-23 football team and the former manager of the Nigerian national football team.

Playing career[edit]

During his varied career Eguavoen began his career with ACB Lagos in his native Nigeria, some impressive performances gained him a move to Gent in 1986. He went onto play for K.V. Kortrijk, CD Ourense, Sacramento Scorpions, Torpedo Moscow and finished his career in Malta with Sliema Wanderers.

International career[edit]

Eguavoen was a member of the Nigeria squad that qualified for the country's first ever World Cup in 1994, and won the African Nations Cup in the same year.

Coaching career[edit]

Sliema Wanderers[edit]

Eguavoen began his coaching career in Malta with Sliema Wanderers, he was given the job for the 2000–01 season, and guided the club to a 2nd place finish.

Nigeria[edit]

Eguavoen was appointed the caretaker coach of Nigeria in June, 2005 with his coaching staff including Samson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi and Ike Shorunmu.

Black Leopards[edit]

Eguavoen then moved to South Africa, to take over Premier Soccer League side Black Leopards in March, 2008.

Enyimba International[edit]

In the 2008-09 season, Eguavoen was Head Coach at Enyimba International in Aba, however he left soon after, leading them to a 3rd place finish in league and winning the Federation Cup.

Return to Nigeria[edit]

In June 2010, the Nigeria Football Federation asked Eguavoen to replace Swedish Lars Lagerbäck until he decide his future plans. He was brought in as caretaker manager but said that he has no intention of submitting an application to take the role on a permanent basis. Eguavoen was also appointed as the Head Coach of the Nigeria national under-23 football team in August 2010. He expected his team would have a qualification for the 2012 London Olympic Games, but they were knocked out in the group stage. On 5 December 2011, he resigned from his job following the failure to secure the Olympics ticket.

On 27 October 2012 he was named manager of Sharks F.C. to allow John Obuh to concentrate on the Nigeria Under-20 team. He resigned however after seven games when the team started at the bottom of the table. He signed in April 2013 to coach Nigeria National League side COD United.

In November of 2013 he was hired by the Edo State government to coach Bendel Insurance with the intent of getting them back to the Premier League.[1] He resigned in July 2014 to take over Gombe United F.C.[2]

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