AFCON 2021: Super Eagles coach Eguavoen reacts to winning manager award

Eguavoen, Moses Simon and Troost-Ekong are rewarded for their performances in the group stages.

Augustine Eguavoen

Super Eagles boss Augustine Eguavoen has been rewarded for Nigeria's three group stage victories at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

The 56-year-old was announced as the Manager of the group stage by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

A statement by the African football governing body said, "Augustine Eguavoen wins the #TotalEnergiesAFCON2021’s Group Stage Best Manager Award!."

Eguavoen who recently joined the popular microblogging app Twitter responded to his victory on Twitter.

In a statement on his handle, Eguavoen said, "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."

CAF also revealed the starting eleven and substitutes from the group stage. Two Super Eagles were included in the starting eleven with one on the bench.

Watford defender William Troost-Ekong and Nantes forward Moses Simon were among the tournament best in the group stage while Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has a place among the substitutes.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria return to action when they take on the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in a round of 16 fixtures scheduled for Sunday, January 23, 2022.

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