Super Eagles Star Trolls Rohr, Discloses What Eguavoen Has Helped Players to do at AFCON

Super Eagles Star Trolls Rohr, Discloses What Eguavoen Has Helped Players to do at AFCON

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Wilfred Ndidi has saluted the management approach of interim Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen
  • Ndidi who plays for Premier League side Leicester City explained that Eguavoen has helped Super Eagles players express themselves
  • After winning first two games at the ongoing AFCON, Eguavoen and his wards have been tipped to win the title

Super Eagles interim coach Austine Eguavoen has been hailed by defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi who claimed that his level of management has been of great help to the players.

Following the sacking of Gernot Rohr last year after five years in charge of the Super Eagles, the Nigerian Football Federation appointed Austine Eguavoen on an interim capacity for AFCON.

Augustine Eguavoen
Augustine Eguavoen speaking to the press. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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Austine Eguavoen explained after the announcement that he will try his best to help the Super Eagles and his first match was a friendly win over Coton Sports in Cameroon.

How many games have the Super Eagles played at AFCON?

Under interim manager Austine Eguavoen, the Super Eagles have played two games against Egypt and Guinea-Bissau and they have won the battles.

According to the report on Complete Sports, Wilfred Ndidi who has featured in the two games stated that Austine Eguavoen has helped the players to express themselves well.

Wilfred Ndidi's statement about Austine Eguavoen

“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.”

Okocha attacks 1 Big Super Eagles player despite Nigeria's win over Sudan at AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha slammed Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi claiming that the former Liverpool player should have done better against Sudan at AFCON.

Eguavoen and his wards were impressive against Sudan on Saturday evening, January 15, in their second game at the African Cup of Nations in which Nigeria won the battle 3-1.

Samuel Chukwueze scored the first goal for Nigeria in the 3rd minute sending Super Eagles fans into wide jubilation before Taiwo Awoniyi and Moses Simon added later on.

But despite scoring his first goal for the Super Eagles via a lucky header, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha felt that the Union Berlin striker should have done well in the encounter.

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