Christian Chukwu Tells NFF Chiefs What They Should do For Eguavoen After 2021 AFCON Crashing

Christian Chukwu Tells NFF Chiefs What They Should do For Eguavoen After 2021 AFCON Crashing

Ibitoye Shittu
January 26, 2022 at 11:03 AM
  • Nigerian Football Federation chiefs have been urged by former coach Christian Chukwu to retain Augustine Eguavoen
  • Christian Chukwu stated clearly that they should allow Augustine Eguavoen to continue so as to help the team
  • Augustine Eguavoen was in charge of the Super Eagles in all their four games played at the 2021 African Cup of Nations

Christian Chukwu has urged the Nigerian Football Federation chiefs to retain Augustine Eguavoen as the Super Eagles coach despite crashing out at the ongoing AFCON in the round of 16.

Nigerian football lovers are still battling to come to terms with Super Eagles' recent defeat at the African Cup of Nations against Tunisia who won 1-0.

After winning their first three games at the AFCON against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau, the expectations of Nigerians was for the Super Eagles to at least reach the semifinal.

Augustine Eguavoen
Augustine Eguavoen speaking with the press. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU OLOMO
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But they surprisingly suffered a defeat and the players have left Cameroon to their various clubs.

When did NFF appoint Augustine Eguavoen as coach?

Following the sacking of Gernot Rohr, the NFF chiefs then decided to hire Augustine Eguavoen as interim manager for the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

According to the report on Complete Sports and Guardian, Christian Chukwu explained that the NFF should allow Eguavoen to carry on because of continuity process.

Christian Chukwu's comment about Eguavoen

“Eguavoen has already started working with the Eagles and understands the players to a certain extent and bringing in another coach now will destabilise the team. The new coach will come with his own ideas, which could take the players time to understand.”

Moses Simon sends emotional message to Nigerians after crashing out at 2021 AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Moses Simon made it clear that the result him and his teammates got against Tunisia at the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations was not the one they wanted.

To the surprise of many Nigerian football fans, the Super Eagles who have been rated to win the title in Cameroon were beaten 1-0 by Tunisia in the round of 16 on Sunday, January 23.

Before the Super Eagle crashed out of the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Moses Simon produced superb performances in Nigeria's first three games against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

However, his wing was clipped against Tunisia in the round of 16 as the Tunisian players had a superb game plan for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

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