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Eguavoen Speaks On Appointment As Super Eagles Interim Head Coach

Eguavoen Speaks On Appointment As Super Eagles Interim  Head Coach

Austine Eguavoen has called for support from Nigerians following his appointment as interim head coach of the Super Eagles, reports Completesports.com.

Eguavoen’s appointment was announced on Sunday night following the sacking of erstwhile head coach Gernot Rohr.


The former defender will now guide the Super Eagles to the 2021 Africa of Nations in Cameroon.

He has now has the task of putting together a squad that will challenge for the title at the biennial competition.

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“This is not about Eguavoen or Salisu, it is about Nigeria. The new technical crew need everyone prayer and support from Nigerians,” he stated.

“We must believe in our own and we are open to constructive criticism that will make our Super Eagles better.”

The former Super Eagles captain was coach when the team finished in third place at the 2006 AFCON finals in Egypt.

He was on-field captain when the Super Eagles lifted the Africa Cup for the first time on away ground, in Tunisia 27 years ago.

The Super Eagles will begin their campaign in Cameroon against the Pharaohs of Egypt on January 11.

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  • With due respect you dont deserve this Position Sir,
    You failed with all the national teams, and almost all the clubs you managed,
    Couldnt Qualify for Olympics nor All African Games with U-23, when you had very Capable Oduamadi and co.
    Aigbogun we do
    nt trust in respect of integrity.
    Salisu was caught on Camera receiving bribe,
    Whoever made this Appointments dont mean well for our dear country,
    Amuneke has proved himself with our Cadet teams, very sound Tactically,
    Eguavoen, Aigbogun, Bribe Salisu…. OUUUUUUUUTT/////

    • which Amunike you talking about? they asked amunike first to be head of technical but he said the money is too small and amunike could not qualify nigeria under 21 to afcon under 21 the same team he won under 16 with forget about him coaching Tanzania .

      • Amunike is not even up to the standard if we are to go by records and statistics. I think the boy only want to continue dropping poor Amunike’s name everywhere. Amunike failed with the Taifa Stars of Tanzania, the reason why he resigned from the team. What I believe is good now, is to continue supporting Super Eagles to be victorious in Cameroon. Asides that and despite the fact that he has only 2 weeks to prepare, Austine Eguavoen successes are there for all to see.

        • Sura, Amuneke, the first Manager to qualify Tanzania for nations cup in 39 years you call that failure?
          A man that Produced, Osimhen, Chukwueze, Nwakali brothers, Iheanacho, e.t.c.

      • Dont Judge him with the U-20 Job, the Sudanese came with overaged players, while Amuneke sticked with his real age(MRI Certified) Players.

  • Ride on, we are solidly behind you.

  • Chibuike 7 months ago

    NFf is full of alcult people, they just put enguavon there so that it will be easy to manipulate him and impose players on him. You can’t control white man like that. Karma must intervain.

  • Eguavoen, Nigerians are solidly behind you with our full support. But if you fumble I will be one of those people that will turn their back.

    God bless Nigeria.

    Also to the NFF, kindly consider Nigeria coaches when it’s time to appoint the real coach for Super eagles after the nations cup. Amunike is competent enough to handle the team considering what he has done in the past.

  • Dennis 7 months ago

    This is the same coach that couldn’t qualify us for the Olympics, got walloped by Mexico in the friendly match. Thank you NFF. truly, you’ve gotten an upgrade from Rohr.

    • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

      @Dennis leave all this Blind followers alone, anywhere belle face fans with no common sense. Na sit-down look I dey now!!!

      • @China, he has already been appointed has the interim coach. there is nothing we can do now but to support him. I pray God to help him and him to work hard.

        Let’s all wish him well.

  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

    Eguavoen Christmas came too early I greet you sir.

  • ABDULRAZAK 7 months ago

    Which teams dey our group sef? No be Djibouti, South Sudan and Zanzibar? No shaking!Eguoabogun!!!

  • Enemona 7 months ago

    Same manager that couldnt qualify for Olympics and All African Games,
    With the likes of Oduamadi and co, No major impact with clubs managed,
    Salisu Yusuf Chief coach…..

    Amuneke, God bless you. One day, God go put you there 4 us.

  • Francis Eluba 7 months ago

    Very humble and non assuming. Hard work and luck become yours as you stir the turbulence ship to a successful outing. I see history being made with your 2-week to a tourney appointment. Go for capable hands coachie and deliver.

  • You have our support, Egu. Good luck and God bless Nigeria!

  • Alphonso Gbefumu 7 months ago

    What a way to put it. Think Nigeria first my brothers and sisters.

    The Super Eagles coach, Eguavoen said, “We must believe in our own and we are open to constructive criticism that will make our Super Eagles better.”…

    The above are the catch words.

    My prayer for you, Yusuf and others is to reign supreme by bringing Afcon gold to Nigerians. Up Up SE of Nigeria!!!

  • Enemona 7 months ago

    I thought he is open to criticsm,
    Complete sports, why are you deleting comments with constructive critcism?

  • Greenturf 7 months ago

    Our own have failed us many times,we don’t trust our own rather what we need is a capable coach an improvement from what we had.
    We should be moving forward not backwards.
    I am a great fan of Rohr.A good man a top gentleman and professional.
    Sadly coaching is about hiring and firing.Every romance comes to an end.
    I do want the best for Nigeria,so I will give you all my support though your records has not got much to be desired,nevertheless a victory for you is a victory for Nigeria.
    Good luck Mr Eguavoen in the

  • Ayobami 7 months ago

    The funniest thing about you disapproving muppets is that, should the Super Eagles excell in Cameroun, y’all would change the music and would start praising this coach.

  • TALK UR OWN 7 months ago

    **** SALISU, AIYEGBOUN–King of Bribery collector
    **** ALOY AGU— more than 7 years in Post as goalkeeper trainer,NO single goalkeeper produced.

  • I know a lot of people would disagree with the choice of Equavoen as the technical adviser of the team over Emmanuel Amunike whom a lot of people presume is a better candidate given his coaching credentials and his international experience with Tanzania national team…

    However, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the choice of Equavoen, an ex international who has been at this redemption road in the past with the Super Eagles, first in 2006 and later in 2010. His appointment back in 2006 saw Nigeria clinched the bronze medal at the year’s AFCON with rookies like Makinwa, Obafemi. John Obi, a bunch of young lads with a sprinkle of experienced lads. However, what I frowned at is the consortium of coaches of Paul Aigbona, Salisu…

    • Henry 7 months ago

      Go back and check, your Amunike failed with the Taifa Stars of Tanzania or why did you think he resigned? My brother, we have right to support our own since they are Nigerians with a mandate to deliver in Cameroon. Eguavoen needs all the support. Think Nigeria first, God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Samuel Afolabi 7 months ago

    Let us have the heart to forgive Salisu Ibrahim..Jesus Christ said let him who has not sinned be the first to cast a stone at this adulterous woman? Once beaten twice shy! He has learnt his lessons, common! Don’t forget we have Okocha and Kanu doing oversight functions….

  • Omo9ja 7 months ago

    “This is not about Eguavoen or Salisu, it is about Nigeria. The new technical crew need everyone prayer and support from Nigerians,” he stated.

    “We must believe in our own and we are open to constructive criticism that will make our Super Eagles better.”

    That is the way to go Mr. No nonsense.

    Nobody can understand Nigeria much better except Nigerians themselves. So, you have my back coach Eguavoen. I know what you capable of.

    Go and prove your worth out there in Cameroon once again. You have the tools and resources to achieve this kę.

    No time to check time. Afcon list should
    be out next week. I can’t wait to see Dessers, Nwakali, Nwobodo, Dennis and Adeleye in the Super Eagles. We just need few new players to join the Eagles because we have a team already but the new coaches just need to strengthen the team.

    I prefer Amunike and co to the new coaches but blame Nobody but NFF. I am focusing on you Mr. No nonsense. For me, Salisu Yusuf, Agu and Aigbogun should be dropped.

    I am counting on you coach eguavoen. I don’t follow people blindly. If you don’t impress Nigerians, I will talk.

    I wish you the best Coach. Of course we will pray for Super Eagles. Let’s support our own My people because they are the best to do the job. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Omo9ja re stupid, why didn’t you pray for roha?

    • Henry 7 months ago

      Lolzz, out of everybody, Amunike that wasn’t a success with Taifa Stars of Tanzania, ha ha ha. You must be a comedian.

  • okponku 7 months ago

    The issue here is ,can Eguavoen be bold to do this job without Nff boardroom distractions? We all know the clear answer even with the inclusion of bribery syndicates in the name of Salisu & Aigbogun. It´s too bad that Naija will record another absent in World football Tournament (2022 World cup) the same way she recorded an absent in both Men/Women last Olympics soccer.

  • Edoman 7 months ago

    Good luck. Nigeria is hell to do the right thing. No matter what you do or you could not do, People will talk and secretly wish you ill-luck. May Almighty Lord be with you always. Watch out for people like Olisah.

  • I have no problem with Eguavon been the “Interim coach” because I know with Rohr we don’t stand a chance of winning neither do We still do not stand the chance of winning with Eguavon. My grievance is with NFF.. This men have no sense of direction. Rohr should av been sacked since after 2018 world Cup or even after Nations cup, so as to let a new coach prepare the boys for World cup and cameroon 2020. But they are used to corruption thats why they left him for that long and appointed salisu that was caught red handed taken bribe to invite players. Don’t be suprised to see new faces that do not worth it back to the team. Eagles is now for the highest bidder.


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