Former Super Eagles captain and coach Austin Eguavoen is pleased with the team’s final squad to the Russia 2018 World Cup, he told Completesportsnigeria.com on Sunday.
The Super Eagles 23-man squad was annoumced on Sunday, Mikel Agu and Ola Aina the last players to be dropped.
The inclusion of some players drew fierce criticism, especially Joel Obi and the experienced Ogenyi Onazi who both had poor games against England on Saturday.
“The list is a very good one,” Eguavoen told CSN. “The coach has made a good decision. Onazi has been excellent. It was only yesterday he didn’t play well. Himself and Joel Obi deserve to be in the squad and I’m quiet sure they will make a good impact in the team at the World Cup.
“The team as a whole is strong and posses the ability to pass the group stage of the World Cup.
“It’s quiet unfortunate that Ola Aina and Mikel Agu had to be dropped from the squad. Everybody can’t go. Hopefully they will make the next selection in subsequent World Cups. Age is still on their side. They just have to take it in good faith and work towards the future.”
The Super Eagles will play their last friendly game against Czech Republic in Austria on Wednesday and will begin their World Cup campaign against Croatia on 16th of June.
Iceland and Argentina are also in Nigeria’s group.