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Eguavoen Will Become Eagles Substantive Coach If He Wins AFCON 2021 –Pinnick

Eguavoen Will Become Eagles Substantive Coach If He Wins AFCON 2021 –Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has disclosed that Super Eagles interim coach, Austin Eguavoen may become Nigeria’s permanent coach if he wins the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.


Pinnick made this known on Wednesday during an interactive session with sports journalists in Lagos, where he also dispelled insinuations that the Federation does not value Eguavoen.

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Recall that the NFF appointed Eguavoen after the termination of Gernot Rohr’s contract as Super Eagles coach a fortnight ago.


“We know that Eguavoen can do the job expertly, but we also know that he will be more useful controlling the technical department. However, if we cannot get the coaches to start work immediately, we will empower them to take the team to Cameroon.


“And if Eguavoen wins the Nations Cup, we might have a rethink. In that case, the foreign coach will now become the technical director, while Eguavoen takes the position of technical adviser.”


“We know Eguavoen can do it, but we also want someone who can do it better. If we are unable to sign him soon, then we will work with the current team. But I am not going to tell you that if we have him signed today, he is not going to lead the team to the AFCON.”

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The Super Eagles are pitted in Group D alongside Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau. The team will commence their campaign against Egypt on January 11.

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WORDPRESS: 22
  • Chima E Samuels 12 months ago

    Of course yes but I doubt if Alloy and Paul Aigbodun will not affect the teams performances.

     
    • Ambrose 12 months ago

      Sack Amaju now. He will be shocked we will soon be demonstrating at the NFF for his sack. Amaju is a jester who knows next to nothing about football. We are 200m plus people. Are there no capable Nigerian coaches. Will Oyinbo employ Nigerian in their national team. How people achieved what Keshi achieved. None. Westerhoff came close but it took him 5yewrs what Keshi did in 3 years. Yet this satanic NFF jester sacked him. Who knows if it accelerated his death. Who was Amaju when Keshi was bringing glory to Nigeria. What has Amaju achieved for Nigeria apart from missing dollars. Nothing should happen to this other money about $19m coming from FIFA. He wants to spend it on another backyard oyinbo coach. Give coaching of Eagles to Nigerians. This country is in recession. The best this yeye NFF can do is to employ Nigerians. Nigeria money should be for Nigerians. Haba! Dem take second hand oyinbo coach swear for you?

       
  • Ha! Interesting. More impetus for Eguavoen to do well in Cameroon.

    We are watching with keen interest.

    Good luck to Eguavoen.

     
    • Winston 12 months ago

      This is absolute nonsense, What did the former german trainer achieve for Nigeria? Taking backward the team that he inherited from late KESHI. Ignorant Pinnick does know very well that you don’t give a coaching job to the best coach of the world in less than 2 months to a major football event and expect a triumphant end. Where was he when Rohr was leading the team to the abyss?

       
  • Abdul Handsy 12 months ago

    http://opr.news/4e2ba0f0211221en_ng?link=1&client=opera

    Why are Nigerian leaders are like this ?

     
  • DON'T MIND THEM 12 months ago

    WHAT MAKES EQUAVOEN SUCCEEDED IN 2006 AFCON IS BECAUSE OF GOOD TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM BENCH LIKE SIASIA (who led ogbuke,taiwo,Mikel to glorious outing in u-20 W/cup in 2005), AMOKACHI, SHORUNMU. COMPARE TO GROUP OF BRIBE TAKERS (e.g. Salisu & others) WE HAVE ON BENCH NOW.

     
  • I DEY SHAME 12 months ago

    WHAT MAKES EQUAVOEN SUCCEEDED IN 2006 AFCON IS BECAUSE OF GOOD TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM BENCH LIKE SIASIA (who led ogbuke,taiwo,Mikel to glorious outing in u-20 W/cup in 2005), AMOKACHI, SHORUNMU. COMPARE TO GROUP OF BRIBE TAKERS (e.g. Salisu & others) WE HAVE ON BENCH NOW.

     
  • Oseodion Inegbenebor 12 months ago

    I am indeed happy and must say the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick is on point. It is the only way to go my brothers and sisters.

    I indeed informed this august gathering or what others would refer to as CSN sports commentary arena that should Coach Eguavoen beats all odds and deliver on the mandate, though with a clear limitation of time, he, Eguavoen shall lead the SE of Nigeria to the global showpiece playoffs, and the World Cup proper.

    Nigerians are already patient, waiting for Afcon to kick off in three weeks and for those insinuating that they are waiting for the SE list to be unveiled, you can only wait but certainly would have no input whatsoever. The list is at the prerogatory of our coaching team, whose job responsibility is to select players based on their techniques and tactics. Good luck SE.

     
  • Jeffie Jethro 12 months ago

    OK ooo!

     
  • Umanna Bassey 12 months ago

    It is Africa that will reap more from local content policy that is sweeping across the continent. Cisse of Senegal though he hasn’t won Afcon cup, is well respected today and doing very well with the
    Téranga Lions. Senegal is today no20 on FIFA ranking and no1 in Africa. God bless the NFF, good luck The Super Eagles squad.

     
  • Even Algeria has a local coach. The aspect of Mr. Amaju speech that I found not ok, it the condition that the coaching crew must win Afcon before being allowed to take our Eagles to the playoffs, there is no need for condition. That is not saying they will fail to win the cup, but even if that is the case, they can be ask to repeat after all, when a student fail in class their is a provision for him to repeat. What is important is to continue to encourage our own till success is achieved.

     
    • Old I made a mistake, it is there and not _their_

       
      • This comment is the reason almost nothing works in Nigeria. If you fail in a job you are paid to do, you must repeat. No repeat in school is punishment and necessary for learning. When you fail you MUST BE BOOTED OUT. Rohr was removed because his football was not entertaining, despite getting the results. Why do you want to keep a failure. Just because he is Nigerian?

         
  • pompei 12 months ago

    Eguavoen needs to produce, or bounce.
    Members of the esteemed LUFWOO SOCIAL CLUB may vehemently disagree. The ones who are content with failure, as long as it’s with their own.
    Eguavoen needs to be under the same pressure to succeed that Rohr was subjected to. If he fails, he’s out. If he succeeds, he continues.
    We need to properly define what success is.
    Just as in Rohr’s case, success is making the semifinal, at a minimum.
    If he doesn’t make the semifinal, there is no basis for further discussion. Out he goes.
    If he makes the semifinal, but doesn’t win the trophy, then we can look at other things to determine whether he remains or exits.
    For me, even if he doesn’t win the trophy, if we see really good performance, I’m inclined to extend his stay.
    If we make the semifinal or the final and we lose gallantly, then he can continue. If he wins the cup, he definitely should continue.
    Any other scenario is failure, in which case he should be dismissed.

     
  • MONKEY POST 12 months ago

    @Pompei no na. Why are you bringing a new twist to the target? It’s either the cup or nothing else. Remember that was what GENERAL ROHR was working so hard for before their impatience made them to sack him. Abeg no scatter the table. Leave am as e be

     
  • Dr. Drey 12 months ago

    “How not to win an AFCON” by Amaju Pinnick.

    All of a sudden, the SE job has now become a job half-sensible coaches are skeptical about taking up….LMAOooo.

    17 days to AFCON we are still contemplating whether it should be our 9 man consortium or the 3rd foreign coach we have approached to lead the team to Cameroon….LMAOooooo

    When we say in our private prayers that God should put confusion in the camp of our enemies, this is exactly what we mean…LMAOOooo.

    Sports minister dictating camp site, NFF president dictating who should lead the team to AFCON, ex-internationals and agents dictating who should and who shouldnt be selected…..LMAOOooo.

    Whoever is dreaming of a semi final place, talk more of the trophy should take some aspirin mixed with alabukun and 7up to quench his/her hangover

     
    • pompei 12 months ago

      7UP won’t work for this one.
      What is needed is kai kai or tombo to wash down the aspirin and alabukun.

       
    • Dennis 12 months ago

      @dr drey. We warned them but they failed to listen. They said Rohr was the problem and he had to go. Getting rid dog Rohr without getting someone of a better pedigree to replace him was simply a recipe for disaster. I try to be optimistic in all I do but at the same time, I also have to be realistic. This nations cup go get as e be o

      Omo9ja has still not answered how he suddenly embraced eguavoen and call him Mr no nonsense after lambasting him, calling him corrupt especially after he took charge of our friendly against Mexico

       
  • pompei 12 months ago

    Monkey Post, winning any trophy, even teacup, is never, ever guaranteed.
    Even if we hire a consortium of Klopp, Guardiola and Tuchel, they can never, ever guarantee the trophy.
    I believe my expectations regarding Eguavoen are fair and realistic.

     
  • Kolawole 12 months ago

    Rohr was shit but Eguaveon is mediocre. Why is the NFF intent on recycling failures? Why sack Rohr when you don’t have an agreement with a competent replacement? We have simply thrown away another AFCON due to Pinnick’s crass incompetence. Eguavoen to win AFCON? No be juju be dat?

     
  • ABDULRAZAK 12 months ago

    Si now a foreigner will become the Technical Director at NFF? Hehehehehehe. Up Picnic. Hehehehehehe.