Former Nigeria international, Arthur Ebunam, has called for the immediate removal of Austine Eguavoen as the Super Eagles Interim Technical Adviser, insisting that the former national team captain lacks what it takes to coach the team, reports Completesports.com.
Ebunam made the call while speaking to Completesports.com in an exclusive interview in Awka, in reaction to the outcome of the 2022 FIFA World Cup African qualifiers playoffs first leg between the Black Stars of Ghana and the Super Eagles which ended goalless at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium Kumasi on Friday.
The former BCC Lions, Elkanemi Warriors and Rangers midfielder rates the Super Eagles’ performance in Kumasi below 50%, insisting that Eguavoen lacks the vital tactical knowledge of the game needed to coach the national side.
“I appraise the Super Eagles performance against Ghana below 50%. Unless the coach is changed, because he lacks tactical knowledge of the game, l don’t see the team going to Qatar,” Ebunam, who was the Special Assistant on Sports to the erstwhile governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, told Completesports.com in an exclusive interview.
“The team has no pattern. A team that played four strikers with two midfielders and four defenders. The strikers were lost during the game against Ghana; no through balls to the strikers on transitional play or on counter-attack”.
On the return leg match against Ghana on Tuesday March 29 in Abuja, Ebunam warns that unless tactical changes are made in the line- up, the Super Eagles will face big problem at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
“Honestly, I don’t know if Eguavoen will make some changes in the line- up, but if it stays the same, then there will be a big problem,” Ebunam warned.
By Chigozie Chukwuleta, Awka