Super Eagles interim Technical Adviser, Augustine Eguavoen has broken silence on his opinion about the component of the technical team of the Eagles which was reconstituted by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following Nigeria’s Round of 16 exit from the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.
Nigeria have decided to constitute a technical team that comprises only former internationals, who have played for the Super Eagles at the highest stage and won silver wares with the national team. Emmanuel Amuneke, 1994 African footballer of the year and 1996 Olympics gold medalist is currently the Chief Coach of the Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen 1994 AFCON winner is the Technical Adviser, Salisu Yusuf is 2nd Assistant coach, Joseph Yobo as the 3rd Assistant, and Aloysius Agu completes the list as Goalkeepers’ Trainer.
Ahead of the 2022 Qata FIFA World Cup playoff between Nigeria and Ghana in March, Augustine Eguavoen has described the combination of former national team players on the technical team of the Super Eagles as a “good” one. Asked about what Nigerians should expect from these brains forming the technical team of the Super Eagles, Eguavoen stated that with such expertise on board, Nigeria cannot expect less against Ghana.
“They (Nigerians) don’t expect anything less, because like a final game at the tournament. With the expertise of Amuneke, Yobo and the other guys and of course myself, the combination is a very good combination”, Eguavoen told ghanasportspage.com in an exclusive interview.
Ghana will host Nigeria in the first leg of the World Cup playoff at the Cape Coast sport stadium on Friday March 25, before traveling to Abuja for the reverse fixture on Tuesday, March 29. Speaking on the ability of the technical team, Eguavoen pledged that they will bring all their expertise together to ensure Nigeria qualifies to the World Cup finals ahead of Ghana.
“We will try to bring what we know best how to do and discuss and watch the game together, and then come up with a strategy and go and play”, he stated.