Acting Super Eagles coach Augustin Eguavoen has accepted the offer to take over theĀ  Nigerian under-23 team job.

The former Nigeria coach, who has also served as an assistant on two occasions to Christian Chukwu and Lars Lagerback, on Tuesday told Brila FM that he is ready to take the job, contrary to widespread speculation that he was going to reject the offer since it seems like a demotion.

He stressed that he knew before now that he was going to be the next U-23 coach, and also stated that he is prepared to meet the NFF officials on how to get started.

"It is football, it doesn't matter the category as long as it is football. Before now I knew I was going to take charge of the team and there is no problem at all.

"What is left now is that when I return to Nigeria there is need to sit with the NFF to fashion out the way to get the right players who fall within the age bracket and give them the required exposure.

"There is no problem at all, I am pleased with the job since it is the platform to groom the next set of senior players."

Eguavon oversaw the Super Eagles 1-2 defeat to South Korea last week in an international friendly in his first assignment as temporary coach of the senior side.