Austin Eguavoen set to return to Enyimba

By Oluwashina OkelejiBBC Sport, Lagos
Austin Eguavoen
Austin Eguavoen is likely to be named as the new Enyimba technical director

Former Nigeria coach Austin Eguavoen is poised to return to former African champions Enyimba as technical adviser.

Enyimba want the former international to replace Okey Emordi who quit the position two months ago.

"The possibility is being actively discussed and I believe we need to wait until something is officially agreed," Enyimba's chairman Felix Anyansi said.

"Next week, we will announce a new technical adviser for the club and a major sponsorship deal.

"This should get our 2012 season fully started on a good footing."

Eguavoen, who has handled Nigeria's U-17, U-23 and the Super Eagles, will be returning to the club he managed in the 2008/09 season.

During his first spell with the two-time African champions in 2009, he won the FA Cup.

Anyansi says they are embarking on an ambitious restructuring programme to revive the fortunes of the Peoples' Elephant.

Two time winners of the Caf Champions league [2003 and 2004] Enyimba lethargic performance saw them crash out in the semi-final this year.

The six time Nigerian league champions also lost the 2011 FA Cup to big rivals Heartland of Owerri.

With two Caf Champions league crown, two Caf Super Cup, two Nigerian FA Cup trophies won, the club is arguably the most successful side in the West African country.

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