–Advises players to put NFF crisis aside and give their best
Former Super Eagles handler Austin Eguavoen has told the senior national team players to put the crisis in the nation’s round leather game aside and concentrate on how to qualify Nigeria for the 2015 African Cup of Nations holding in Morocco, having won the 2013 edition in South Africa.
The Super Eagles are expected to play the Red Devils of Congo Brazzaville on Saturday in a 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifier if FIFA does not suspend Nigeria before the weekend scheduled for the encounter.
Speaking to Complete Sports yesterday from his Gombe camp, the ex-international who led the Super Eagles to the 2006 African Cup of Nations in Egypt believes the Coach Stephen Keshi led team is still as strong as when they won the tournament in South Africa last year.
“Well, personally I don’t expect anything short of victory from the players because we know what they can do and the fact that we have Keshi back in the team should be a good development for the team but the players must be focused and show determination to win the match,” Eguavoen said.
“With the situation of things in the country, we have to keep praying for our football but the important thing is that I want the players to put the crisis behind them and concentrate on how to win the match because success in the game will go a long way in their career.
The Super Eagles will take on the Bafana Bafana of South Africa after Saturday’s game as they are expected to fly out on Monday night.