–Ex-international believes Nigeria will be at Morocco 2015 AFCON
By Bamidele Boluwaji:
Ex-international, Austin Eguavoen has called on Nigerians not to write off the Super Eagles after their goalless draw with the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in a 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier played in Cape Town on Wednesday.
The African champions who were expected to beat the South Africans in the encounter struggled to a 0-0 score line and the performance has been widely condemned by Nigerians who expected the team to learn from the 3-2 defeat suffered in the hands the Red Devils of Congo last weekend.
But Eguavoen believes that it would be a wakeup call for both the players and the coaches as he warned that the result should not be used to judge the technical ability of Coach Stephen Keshi.
“It is unfortunate that the match ended in that manner but we should still be hopeful because we still have more games to play and I feel the players should not also be condemned, many factors worked for the South Africans and I believe that they must have learned lessons that will bring out their best next time they return to play,” says Eguavoen.
“They need our support at a time like this and I don’t think we should write them off. We have been in situation like this before and we still qualified, I am not saying they have done the best but I want you to know that it is not over yet and I believe we can still qualify with the remaining matches.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will return in October to play Sudan in home and away affairs and Eguavoen has warned that they must win the two encounters.