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Eguavoen: I’ll Help Peseiro Understand Super Eagles’ Philosophy And Style Of Football

Eguavoen: I’ll Help Peseiro Understand Super Eagles’ Philosophy And Style Of Football

Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Augustine Eguavoen has revealed that he’s prepared to back the new manager of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro to the hilt if the NFF decide to appoint the Portuguese ahead of the 2022 World Cup play-offs against Ghana.

Recall that Eguavoen took the senior national team to the Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, where the team lost 1-0 to Tunisia.

However, in an interview with ESPN, Eguavoen stated that he will assist Peseiro map out strategies on to achieve the very best with the Super Eagles.

“He is coming to a foreign country,” Egoavoen, a former member of the Suoer Eagles that won 1994 AFCON told ESPN.

“We’ve been on ground and we have to work closely. We will give him everything to make him succeed because it is country first.

“I will give him my report to study.

“I will tell him the background, the culture, how we operate here. Our philosophy and our style of football, and he will bring his own and we will look at it together and map out strategies for how we can make the country progress. Just to make sure we make him very comfortable and then he has nothing to worry about but just to grind out results.”


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  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    You want to tell him about that dumb ass philosophy that kicked us out in the round of 16??? This man no well o..

    • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

      Monkey or whatever you’re called in reality it’s high time you get your dumbass out of this page alongside your nut headed fellows. You guys continually bring your low lives here and spill shit when we’re all looking for pathway to dominate the World of football again.

      • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

        LMFAO!! Am I the one stoping the team to move forward? Shebi I don become Eguavon that went to war with one strategy? No contingency plan??? LMAO!!!

        • Dondada 2 years ago

          Spot on bro..You know what gou are talking about..Clueless coach

          • Their is only one philosophy which is winning.

            All that wing play rubbish because 94 used it to wing does not make it set in stone.

            Nigeria will not qualify for World Cup with eguaveon because he is stuck in philosophy. You r not guardiola

      • You want to dominate world football with only one style and you could not respond to an average team trying not to concede goals. I don’t know who you think you are and where all this arrogance is coming from but Eguavoen is not a full-time coach. I wonder how current his knowledge of football is. He told you clearly that what he knows was how SE played in 1994. Don’t you think that syle may have gone into obsolescence by now, Mr. Smartass?

    • This Monkey post comment is getting too much. You may not be a Nigerian or may be half Nigeria people get hired and fired in their life, so u need to move on and stop being pessimistic. If NFF decides to appoint you as super eagles coach today, I guess you won’t say White coach is better than local coach, or would u reject? So, move on and stop posting same critic stuffs everywhere.

      • Detruth 2 years ago

        There is nothing wrong with criticizing someone when he/she does something wrong, it’s a Correctional method and could be a learning curve for smart people. If you view criticism as negative attacks, you have a problem.

        • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

          God bless you my brother @Detruth

          • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

            I mean it is always a taboo in this part of the world for a Nigerian to criticize a Nigerian. But it is ok when it’s done on a foreigner.

        • What is about writing on every post concerning Eguavoen and wanting the team to fail because he wants to criticize or hates the coach. That is not patriotism. He has been wishing failure to the team since Rhor was sacked. Critics only talk though, they can’t influence anything

      • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

        No I might not even be from this planet.

  • MONKEY POST 2 years ago

    Give this man a free hand to work please..

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    This is outdated. Coach Eguavoen is now the Super Eagles coach. He will be in charge of the Super Eagles for two good years. That is what I read online few hours ago.

    NFF are trying to strengthen the coaching crew by adding new local coaches to the Super Eagles. I said it here yesterday. NFF have to strengthen the coaching department.

    If coach Eguavoen can get an expert to support him when things are not going well and also, goal keeping department need help.

    By dropping Salisu Yusuf, Aigbogun and Agu then, coach Eguavoen will surpassed Oga Rohr achievements in lessthana year.

    It is time to support our own. They can do much more better than the foriegn coach because only Nigerians can understand Nigeria. We saw the Super Eagles performances in Cameroon. The boys played their live on the pitch. By adding Lookman, Dessers, Ejaria, Nwobodo, Adeleye, Ajiboye and Osagwe to the team, Eagles will take the world by storm against Ghana and in Qatar if we qualify. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • My brother omo9ja, football is not name but tactics if not Portugal would have qualify Eguavouen con not do it alone it’s just said it

  • Omo9ja you don start again this time na river we go put you

    • Mahmud Shuaib 2 years ago

      HHahahahahahahahaha @Frank

      But on a more serious note, @Omo9ja which Ajiboye and Osigwe are you talking about pls?

      On current form and clubsides performance and pedigree, the only GK to add is ADELEYE. Let him slug it out with OKOYE & UZOHO. Also our DM/CM needs a partner for NDIDI. We all see it and even an outspoken BALOGUN mentioned it. We are underutilizing ARIBO by playing him in a double pivot. He tends to run to join the forward leaving only NDIDI and making pur midfield lightweight.

      I want to see an energetic ETEBO fit and back to form

      I will also want to see NWAKALI play more beside NDIDI

      I will like to see TOM DELE BASH play alongside NDIDI too. That boy has got techniques, power and guile. Infact this season he has dwarfed EJARIA in READING

      I believe our creative midfield the no 10 should have the following competing for shirts;


      IHEANACHO does not have the resourcefulness and energy to play as an ATTACKING midfielder. He should only be played as a STRIKER (unfortunately we have OSIMHEN as no 1, Awoniyi and SADIQ (he’s top class. Needs more game time with SE to understand one another).

      Iheanacho can only start as a points man in a 3-5-2 where he thrives more or in a 4-4-2 where he will benefit from a partner supporting him (not the other wsy as most people think). He DOESN’T have industry so he’s USELESS for mpst parts of a gane when deployed as an AM or support striker.

      DESSERS needs to be no 1 striker for me to be finally sokd on him. Though I MUST admit some players are national team materials. They tend to do well for their countries regardless whether they are bench warmers in clubsides. His robust and energetic cameo against TUNISIA tends to agree with that. Unfortunately he NEVER got another opportunity for proper assessment.

      Good luck to whoever coaches the team. Me an a fan and what I enjoyed is the entertainment that FOOTBALL brings. I dont hang their medals neither do I share in thier winning bonuses. So I care more about beautiful, breathtaking football than trophies.

      Little wonder ARSENAL has more WORLD WIDE fan base than DIEGO SIMEONE’s ATJLETICO MADRID despite the latters trophy cabinet. Fans are more concerned about the joy they derived from paying to watch FOOTBALL.

      EGUAVOEN gave us that and on the strength of that I will choose an entertaining (isnt that what FOOTBALL was created for?)team over a boring one.

      Who remembers the GREECE team that won EURO 2004?? Who can name 3 players there without consulting GOOGLE?

      I can readily recall Fernando Couto, Paulo Sousa, C Ronaldo, Rui Costa, Costinha, Maniche, Pauleta, Luis Figo etc from that Portuguese team that lost in the final!

      In good, beautiful FOOTBALL I stand!

      • Chima E Samuels 2 years ago

        Top Notch Bless You Bro. Bravo!

      • Dr Banks 2 years ago

        You guys are all sick praising and embracing failure

      • Brilliant summary! If you don’t enjoy it, what’s the use?

      • @Mahmud Shuab when they are talking about past winners and year they won who will remember all those players you mentioned, even Portugal when they won they did not play beautiful football so plz don’t use flimsy excuses to defend failure because it is your own. If it were to be a foreign coach that took us to this Nations cup and the result was like this non of you will support him to continue on the point that you played beautiful football in group stages and got kicked out by a depleted team with unknow assistant coach. Common wake up bro

      • Legendary 2 years ago

        Top notch on the Iheanacho comment boss. But he’s not really good in a 442. Rodgers said that too. He’s better as a supporting striker in 352 formation. He shouldn’t be our 10 at all. I really wish to see Dennis and Osimhen upfront in a 442.

  • Pius Obemhen 2 years ago

    Going forward, coach Eguavoen has a clear cut responsibility. One of the things he needs to do urgently is to understudy the Belgium Blueprint word for word. That entails delegation of domestic personnels to the different zones of the country for talents hunt, with a mandated every 3 month peer review meeting. He must ensure that our local club sides and tertiary football clubs buy into his philosophy of 11 in, 11 out.

    South West Zone: Coach Paul Aigbogun

    South South/South East: Coach Dr. Terry Eguaoje/Coach Aloysius Agu

    North West/North East: Coach Yusuf Salisu

    North Central: Coach Joseph Yobo

    The international scouting section
    assistants shall be Jay Jay Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo and Victor Ikpeba.

    A mixture of experienced players and the rookies remain paramount in the interim to successfully prosecute the playoffs in March.

    • JimmyBall 2 years ago

      What does Yobo know about coaching not to talk of the region of North Central… North Central inclusive Kogi, Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa, Kwara, Niger and FCT have peole who have played the game going on to become seasoned coaches… Coach Godwin Uwua, Bernard Ogbe, Dominic Iorfa, Moses Kpakor, Sam Pam and Amokachi are there to scout players from grassroot… infact just go to Young Stars, Wadata Stars, Demekpe Warriors, North-Bank United and Police Machine when in Makurdi. Players from grassroot full nyafunyafu the throway!

      • Pius Obemhen 2 years ago

        Amokachi and Garba Lawal shall be drafted to the international scouting section assistants. Coach Joseph, himself a one time national footballer with pedigree, knows the terrain and is expected to have a working committee to assist him.

      • Yobo does not need to be a Harvard certificated coach to assist our National team coach. Haba, we should stop talking about our ex internationals like as if it is an offense to serve Nigeria creditably. Yobo started representing Nigeria from the U20 of 1999, he moved to Marselle where he excelled and later moved to Everton where he was a rock at their backline for many seasons then played about 100 games for the Super Eagles. And you say he does not know anything about coaching? Na wao

    • Hello Pius Obemhen, without government earmarking huge resources for its implementation, the Blueprint won’t be successful. Don’t you think the National Assembly should budget a certain amount of money for the procedure considering the fact that it is a huge program. The Belgian print had all the full support of the government.

      • Pius Obemhen 2 years ago

        Hi Paul, I am working out something with the National Assembly, I would revert back to you in due course.

    • onwajunior 2 years ago

      If this is true, then goodluck. You guys just put business men as regional reps, Alloy Agu – SE, Aigbogun – SW, Salisu – NE/NW. These guys are proven dealers who have colonised our football house. Blueprint or no blueprint, the only way we can fix our football is by removing the underlying cause, and I’m sure we all know the root cause.

  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    You know you have schemed your way into getting the job and stop giving false impression in the media.

    Good luck Augustine Eguavoen with the super eagles.

  • Monday 2 years ago

    In addition to Mr. Obemhen’s advice to Eguavoen, may I suggest the followings:
    1. Amuneke heads U17 Golden Eaglets
    2. Finidi heads U20 Flying Eagles while
    3. Manu heads U23 Olympic Team.

  • Ali Gafar 2 years ago

    @Pius Obemhen, that means Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo and Ahmed Musa are inside.

  • Fadairo 2 years ago

    Very insightful. And onto the Blueprint, Belgium’s emergence as one of the strongest nations in world football has exceeded all expectations. I hope the NFF is able to ingrain this philosophy into our football development. Good luck coach Eguavoen.

  • SD Special Delivery Jones 2 years ago

    Eguavoen has given his best, he can not do better. Let Peseiro come and take over. Rohr is now a thing of the past. Agents of Confusion and SD Jones Impersonators can now see the chaos they caused by pushing for Rohr’s sacking.

  • Nelson 2 years ago

    @Monday, they will all be reporting to the head coach. A good suggestion though.

  • Greenturf 2 years ago

    Irish born Ghanaian and former Aston Villa gaffer Chris Hughton in line to take over the vacant black stars job

    • MONKEY POST + SD Special Delivery Jones 2 years ago

      @Greenturf – Chris Hughton never was Aston Villa gaffer o! lol
      Whoever gave that info is wrong
      PS- We @SD Special Delivery Jones and @MONKEY POST have now teamed up to add more fire to the rubbish analysis since we MONKEY POST managed to secure a transfer from the maximum security assylum where he was interned in the north of the country and has now been transferred down south and fortunately they have put the two of us in the same cell, so now we are giving you people from both barrels! Nonsense!

      @Mahmud Shuaib as for you mallam just sharrrrrrrap!
      This is the ReAl SD Special Delivery Jones alongside fellow madman @the
      rEal MONKEY POST


    • Greenturf 2 years ago

      Sorry he coached Brighton

  • We can see the sacking of Rohr was pointless.

    Mr philosophy got defeated by 2nd string Tunisia by realistic tactics.

    You can’t be playing 80s or 90s football in 2022.

    Let them hire Peseiro. Look at Cameroun

  • JimmyBall 2 years ago

    Breaking news… Emmanuel Amuneke onboard for Ghana debacle. NFF contract Amuneke as part of Technical Crew for the siege on Kumasi. The dawn of a new era… It’s only our own that will have same passion like us!!!

  • GentleD 2 years ago

    Do you see a certain 19 year old Dango turning out to be the joker for Burkina Faso vs Tunisia. In Nigeria, 19 year olds playing week in week out is deemed still too young and inexperience for the Super Eagles.

    Na God go save us for this country

    • JimmyBall 2 years ago

      @GentleD… Seeing Burkina Faso play, you will realize most of our so-called stars are overhyped.

      Players like Chukwueze, Iheanacho, Aribo, Iwobi, Onyekuru and Ekong are just inconsistent and not good enough. Musa is last his useful days.

  • DeSTAR 2 years ago

    @Mammud Shuaib ; spot on , always love to read your brilliant analysis.

    But I am surprise , no one has ever mentioned the main koko of the matter “Eego” money ; if NFF did not pay Eguafon good money and uninterrupted salary, even if it is half of Rohr’s salary; I can bet it Eguafon just like Oga Rohr would not stopped crying for the retired Igahalo who has enough Saudi oil rich money to update Eguafon pocket

    Eguafon should be well remunerated to discourage him of helping himself from the undeserved players and engaging in business as players agent

    • Mahmud Shuaib 2 years ago

      Blessings and love to you @DESTAR. Thanks for the encouragement. You will agree with me that I captured that in one of my posts when giving my thoughts on the TREATMENTS meted out to successive local coaches which shockingly most forumites turned a blind eye too.

      I have it on good AUTHORITY that EGUAVOEN barring last minute chamge of heart by NFF will get at least a 2-year contract to be bankrolled by an independent consultant. Once that happens, we can come back here and review his performance. Until then, we have no.moral rights to criticize our local coaches for taking bribes or trading in PLAYERS.

      Even the great self styled DUTCH-GERIAN CLEMENSE WESTERHOFF despite being paid handsomely and promptly engaged in players sales. The likes of FINIDI, Babangida, Gabriel Okolosi, Ben Iroha, Kabiru Balarabe, Abdul Sule, Abdul Aminu, Dan Amokachie, BARNABAS Imenger etc benefited from his time.

      Imagine SUNDAY OLISEH spent about 6 months without regular payment

      STEPHEN KESHI upon winning AFCON and qualifying for WC and even playing in the 2nr round was owed backlog of salaries and allowances

      As I was typing this, I just received a notification: EGUAVOEN shall be confirmed TOMORROW unless a last minute CHANGE OF HEART by NFF!

  • Eguavoen should probably be taking notes from Peseiro.

  • DeSTAR 2 years ago

    Eguafon was confirmed at Ikenne stadium in Ogun State today watching Remo Stars vs 3SC that ended in favour of the latter in order to fish out raw talents in the local league as Westerhof did in his time , also Keshi of blessed memory in respect of Sunday Mba of this world .

    This is what Eguafon ought to have been doing in the past as a technical director, leading by example for Rohr to also keyed in , not staying in the air conditioned office in the glass house. It is disgusting that John Noble a bench warmer in Eyimba club is the local player taken to Afcon yet , many were blaming Okoye ; who else should have beaten him to N0 1 position among the goalkeepers, John Noble a benched warmer for more than 6 months in Eyimba ? Apeyi that many of you do criticize of fidgeting and bad positioning in Afcon, same as his partner or is it John Noble that was displaced and relegated to the bench by his better colleague in his Enyiba local club ? ( I am sure Rohr that gave in N01 position during his last tenure must have carried out proper evaluation of all the goalkeepers in the team before settling down with Okoye ) ; common sense should tell us that , our coach should look inward and outside to bring the best players into SE if we are to qualify for WC.

    • Dr Banks 2 years ago

      @DeSTAR why do you like peddling lies like Lai Mohamed like this? Are you paid to promote Eguavoen?

      Remo Stars played Rivers United in Ikenne yesterday and it was a 1:1 Draw

      Please this misinformation propaganda, we do have sport Apps here that gives us all results and highlights of matches all over the world.

  • Detruth 2 years ago

    Celebrating failure is one thing our people do with pride, that’s why our country has failed to move forward but keep deteriorating. We celebrate mediocrity and keep handing the country over to people like Obasanjo, Jonathan and Buhari to keep dragging it from frying pan to the fire.

    Same as some of you are doing now, glorifying and celebrating failure because the failure is by a Nigerian.

    You guy consider it a better result because according to you the team played beautiful football but went home early.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against the idea of having a qualified Nigerian handle the team on a permanent basis as long as he’s giving us the positive results. No one is interested in beautiful failure. I will always prefer to see the Eagles play unattractive football and win than play beautiful football with nothing to show for it at the end of the day. So on that note I rather win with a foreign coach than “loose with our own”.

  • God help us in this Nigeria

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