The future of Nigeria coach Berti Vogts is under review following the team’s exit from the African Nations Cup, officials from the Nigerian Football Association (NFA) have confirmed.
Vogts was handed a stay of execution after a night of talks despite rumours circulating that he would be fired from his role.
NFA spokesman Mohamed Ladan said: “We regret the rumours in the international media that Vogts is being sacked. Any further communication on his position will be made from Lagos when we return.”
The officials said they would be looking closely into the team’s performance at the tournament but refused to disclose further details.
Nigeria lost 2-1 to hosts Ghana in Sunday’s quarter-final in Accra but had been looked unconvincing in the group stages, scoring just twice in their group matches and only progressing on goal difference ahead of Mali.
The coach said he would reflect on his position on his return home to Germany.
“I am disappointed, that is true, but it doesn’t mean that I will throw everything away,” Vogts told Die Welt.
“I am going to think about what happened in a calm atmosphere in Germany, but I have been in football too long to worry about rumours.”