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‘He Has Helped Us Express Ourselves’ –Ndidi Hails Eguavoen’s Impact On Super Eagles

‘He Has Helped Us Express Ourselves’ –Ndidi Hails Eguavoen’s Impact On Super Eagles

Wilfred Ndidi says coach Austine Eguavoen approach to management has helped the Super Eagles thrived at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, reports Completesports.com.

The Super Eagles were widely criticised for their performance in the qualifiers for the competition and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.


That led to the sacking of former head coach Gernot Rohr few weeks to the start of the competition.

The West Africans have however churned out impressive performance in their two games against Egypt and Sudan at 2021 AFCON finals.

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The three-time African kings defeated Egypt in their opening game and progressed to the second round after a 3-1 win over Sudan on Saturday.

“We are not thinking of who we may likely face in the Round of 16, we are just focusing on the next game against Guinea-Bissau,” Ndidi said after the win against Sudan.

“We are not under any pressure to win the tournament, this win over Sudan is just an extra motivation to keep focused for the next game which is the most important one.

“The coach has helped us to express ourselves more and I think it is working so far.”

By Adeboye Amosu in Garoua

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  • The truth is gradually coming out……this players where held down and prevented from expressing themselves…… They where made to only defend and be cautious……A disaster was about to finally occure…….Thank God the loyal fans started crying out and the FA took action.

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  • Michel 4 months ago

    They all keep saying the same thing,this shows that these boys were caged and tied by the failed coach,I’m glad all that is over now, important thing is that we should not make the same mistake of bringing another journey man again because of his colour,Ghana and Egypt are suffering the same thing now because they have foreign coaches that are playing them out of positions, playing names rather than players form.its always best to use ur own,unless you don’t have quality coaches at home,then u can go for any of these journey men.but a country like Nigeria should not be going for journey men coaches that know little or nothing about our players and our football,they only end up making all kinds of disgraceful excuses

    • Charles Oboli 4 months ago

      I fully align with your opinion. With Eguavoen as Super Eagles coach, that is if the NFF would listen to fans, I see the Super Eagles winning the next World cup.

  • Chima E Samuels 4 months ago

    Eguavoen has done a good job so far so good, a time will come after he has identified the strength of the squad then we have to adopt certain approach according to our opponents strength because we can’t always play and say we want to express ourselves in every situation. So far so good SE comot shame for our eyes at a point I was saying this Afcon was Sacrifice because of Aigboun and Agu. We give God the praise let’s keep flourishing.

    • Kenny 4 months ago

      Not even late Keshi who struggled in the group matches of the 2013 Afcon. Cerezo is simply phenomenal and I really like the calm he has brought into the game. I don’t know yet but it is looking possible that he will lead the Eagles to Qatar later.

      • Chima E Samuels 4 months ago

        Pinnick has Signed a total moron who won only 1 match in ten games from his last Job to come and lead us to Qatar. After Afcon Let us see how it pans out, after all Eguavoen is surprising myself and many Nigerians.

        • Omo9ja 4 months ago

          @Chima E Samuels, NFF have not signed the contract yet. Peter side confirmed this on Channel TV when they interviewed him after Nigeria vs Egypt match.

          So, it is possible that Eguavoen will be in charge of the team during the world cup qualifiers and at the world cup if we qualify. God bless Nigeria!!!

        • Chima E Samuels 4 months ago

          I pray so then what is he observing in Cameroon?

  • Eguaveon’s tactics are working but our strikers lack clinical finish I wish osimhen was here

  • Footballfanatic 4 months ago

    Carlos Queiroz is a fraud to me he is not a world class coach. The only reputation he has is being an assistant to Ferguson or Mourinho lol but serves the Egyptians right. They were quick to fire Hector cuper who qualified them for everything….. They were lucky the ref saved them or they would have ended with a draw yesterday but we knw the politics of caf being situated in Cairo.

    • Jide Dola 4 months ago

      Is it not the same mistake we are making, hiring new coach without knowing what the interim coach can achieve with the team Pajero(PA James) is the worst never completed a year in any coaching job, is that one a coach. NFF is just waisting money, they should just geraut

  • Mirah 4 months ago

    Drey should come and explain what Ndidi is saying here. He should look for a way to attribute it in favour of Rohr.

    These players are stylishly revealing things, it was first Moses Simon and now it is Ndidi.

    “Na Sidon look we dey” lol

    • I know some idiot will use that to aims dig at the former coach. How did what he said justify that he didn’t allow them to express themselves? Did he old there leg? Even if he does can’t they do themselves if they feel that is what will allow them to do better besides they can as well tell the coach then. Anyway, they never said the former coach didn’t allow them to even though those who didn’t like him before are twisting it since everything is now going in their favour, let’s small blip happen they start changing gear.

      • Mirah 4 months ago

        I deliberately didn’t mention your name initially, I intentionally mentioned your chairman name knowing fully well that his boys will raise heads lol

        Lame defense there

        “let’s small blip happen they start changing gear”

        This shows why you followed Rohr blindly even when he started bleeping up

        Some of us here say things as they are, our loyalty lies with Super Eagles regardless of who is the coach. If Eguavoen should put a foot wrong today, I won’t hesitate to say it here, I don’t follow people blindly and that’s exactly you guys problem, even when Rohr was doing badly, you lots kept on defending him as if he feeds you.

        As of now, Eguavoen is doing fine and I pray he continue getting things right ( if not for anything, but to shame people expecting his failure just because they sacked their grandpa) and on the flip side, if things should go sideways for him and it happened to be as a result of his management, I’ll criticize him loudly…I no send anybody papa

      • Chima E Samuels 4 months ago

        Tayo shame no dey catch you Omo Kwara, by now I thought you’ll have swallowed your shame and accept the New Era. How can a normal human accept Rohr’s philosophy of football.

  • Sunnyb 4 months ago

    I was wrong about Eguavoen in the past, the man is doing a great job we can see it in the players, all the players playing with serious confidence, expressing themselves nicely in the pitch. I hope they would continue to play with same tenacity and passion. Good luck Eguaveon

  • Mahmud Shuaib 4 months ago

    That Tayo boy with his jointed and acrobatic NATIVE ENGLISH (lol) has become a PUBLIC nuisance walahi. Him, BEN and MONKEY POST are the most block headed beings you can see anywhere around. Even your most celebrated super analyst and boss Dr. DREY (I disagree with him on ROHR and still do but still respect his in-depth, well analysed posts when in his elements) gave a glimpse of what we lnow he can when commenting on NIGHASUDAN match