Super Eagles Technical Advisor, Augustine Eguavoen has assured Nigerians that the players at his hands are capable of overcoming the Black Stars of Ghana in the fast-approaching 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff.
Ghana will have home advantage first and both legs will be played between March 24th and 29th with the aggregate winners securing a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Nigeria are seeking to qualify for the World Cup a seventh time and, since 1994, have missed only one of seven editions. The last of three appearances by Ghana was in 2014.
For the team’s technical adviser, Eguavoen, it is always an honour to serve the country and he is impressed with the high level of discipline and commitment of the players at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
“I feel privileged to lead the group. We have two tough games against Ghana next month but I am not too worried because we have a squad that knows it is a mountain that we have to climb.
“We have a good headache to deal with – which is a surplus of good players. I want to thank the government and the NFF for all the support during the AFCON; we will need even greater support for the World Cup play-off.”
In the same vein, Super Eagles Chief Coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, on his part said he was privileged to work with the team.
“I have worked with some of the players in the U-17 and U-20 teams, and some others I have known for many years. We have the team to earn the World Cup ticket and we will put our best foot forward for each game,” he promised.