Eguavoen: Sadiq Will Improve With More Games

Eguavoen: Sadiq Will Improve With More Games

Super Eagles interim head coach Austine Eguavoen has demanded improvement from forward Umar Sadiq, reports Completesports.com.

Sadiq has struggled to make impact at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon despite his impressive form at club level.

The 24-year-old scored in Nigeria’s 2-0 win against Sudan on Wednesday night but was widely criticised for his poor performance in the game.

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“He (Sadiq) should look for assist before he scores goals,” Eguavoen said during his interaction with the media on Saturday.

“Sadiq has scored a lot of goals for his club, and I reminded him that his primary duty is not only to score goals but create assists as well

“I know his instinct is to score goals as a striker, but he should pass to assist when others are in good position.

“I believe Sadiq is an important part of this team.”

By Adeboye Amosu in Garoua

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  • Olayinka or Awoniyi good against Tunisia coach.

  • Sideen 2 years ago

    This Eguavoen doesn’t like Olayinka at all. He is always stressing on Sadiq does it means he is better than Olayinka or what with what we saw against Guinea Bissau na wa o

  • Olayinka main position is left wing although he wears the no9 number at his club. And center forward is umar’s naturally position so eguaveon will pick Umar frist

    • Olayinka wears number 9 jersey for his club but he plays in the right wing so any right thinking coach will think of natural 9 first which is why Eguavoen will naturally consider Sadiq Umar first before picking Olayinka.

  • Four four two 2 years ago

    Umar’s SE career ends this AFCON. The national team is a place to showcase talent not a place to acquire talent. Let him go back to Ameria and develop well. When we see improvement we shall recall him. For now we are focus on Dessers, Terem Mofi and Antnony in Turkey. Osihem and AWo remain the only tested and trusted we have for now

  • walking 2 years ago

    He is begining to have favorite that are clueless.

    • Douglas John Ufuoma 2 years ago

      no forget you they play ghana, if you like bring back paul, uja, yakubu and give them time to settle down na your our choice

  • Jide Dola 2 years ago

    Is like complete sport is not aware of world cup playoff seeding or what is going on here.

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