Eguavoen Blasts 1 Super Eagles Player for not Playing to Instruction After 2 Games at AFCON

Eguavoen Blasts 1 Super Eagles Player for not Playing to Instruction After 2 Games at AFCON

  • Austin Eguavoen has explained that Umar Sadiq has not been playing to instruction so far at the ongoing AFCON
  • The Nigerian striker came on as a substitution against Egypt and Sudan, but failed to impress in these two games
  • Super Eagles have qualified for the knockout stage even though they have one more game to play in their group

Umar Sadiq who plays for Spanish side Almeria has been figured out by the Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen as the player who is not playing to instruction at the ongoing AFCON.

Super Eagles of Nigeria have started their campaign on brighter note at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon winning their first two games against Egypt and Sudan.

Sadiq Umar
Nigerian striker Sadiq Umar in action. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce
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In the first game at the AFCON, Kelechi Iheanacho scored the only goal that condemned Egypt to a 1-0 defeat before Chukwueze, Awoniyi and Moses Simon netted against Sudan.

Did Umar Sadiq feature in these two games?

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In the first game against Egypt, the former youth international came on in the second half as replacement for Taiwo Awoniyi, but he failed to impress.

Against Sudan, Umar Sadiq was also introduced with minutes to end the game, but the striker failed to find his rhythm for the Super Eagles.

According to the report on Owngoalnigeria, Austin Eguavoen stated clearly that Umar Sadiq found things difficult because he did not play to instruction.

Austin Eguavoen's reaction

''Substitution yes has been spot on and you can see Awoniyi the lone striker and Kelechi Iheanacho behind him who was tired.
''It was necessary for us to bring in fresh legs, but the instruction given to the player (Sadiq) who comes in is a little bit different from what he goes in there and does which makes it difficult.''

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Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Rose May Alaba who is the younger sister of Bayern Munich star David Alaba posted awesome photo of herself watching Nigeria facing Sudan at the ongoing AFCON.

Super Eagles of Nigeria were so superb on Saturday evening, January 15, beating Sudan 3-1 in their second game at ongoing AFCON in Cameroon with Chukwueze, Awoniyi and Moses Simon netting.

Rose May Alaba who was born in Vienna, Austria to a Filipino mother and a Nigerian father watched the match live and was happy with the result the Super Eagles got against Sudan.