Augustine Eguavoen Promises Super Eagles Will Bounce Back Stronger in Emotional Message to Fans

Augustine Eguavoen Promises Super Eagles Will Bounce Back Stronger in Emotional Message to Fans

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Augustine Eguavoen has promised Nigerian football fans the Super Eagles will come back stronger after an early exit from the AFCON
  • Eguavoen has stepped aside as the Super Eagles interim coach after Nigeria were eliminated from the AFCON in the Round-of-16 after losing 1-0 to Tunisia
  • Nigeria will next play arch-rivals Ghana in the World Cup playoffs scheduled to take place in March after both West African countries were paired in the draws conducted in Yaounde

Augustine Eguavoen has penned an emotional message to Nigerians after the three-time African champions were eliminated in the AFCON Round of 16 by Tunisia according to Soccernet.

A Youssef Msakni’s 47th-minute strike was enough to hand the Carthage Eagles a narrow 1-0 win against the Super Eagles in one of the shocking results of the tournament.

Nigeria will now turn their attention to qualifying to the World Cup in Qatar in November as the Super Eagles have been paired with perennial rivals Ghana.

Augustine Eguavoen Promises Super Eagles Will Bounce Back Stronger in Emotional Message to Fans
Augustine Eguavoen has stepped down from his role as interim coach of the Super Eagles. Photo by Daniel Beloumou Olomo
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Eguavoen, in a Twitter message, thanked Nigerians for their support all through the tournament in Cameroon and promised the country will come back stronger.

“Our greatest strength is in the fact that we always come back stronger. Your support of the Team over the past few weeks has been exceptional”.
“Thank you Naija, we will be back”

The World Cup playoffs have been scheduled to take place in March with Ghana hosting the first leg on the 23rd while Nigeria plays host on the 29th.

Augustine Eguavoen felicitates with Jose Mourinho at 59

Meanwhile, Coach Augustine Eguavoen has wished AS Roma coach Jose who turned 59 on Wednesday, January 26.

In a Twitter post, Eguavoen shared a photo of himself with the Portuguese manager while wishing him a happy birthday.

Jose Mourinho has coached Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and FC Porto in an illustrious career spanning over 18 years.

Arsenal Prepare to Fund Victor Osimhen Transfer

Earlier Sportsbrief reported English Premier League club Arsenal are looking to sign Victor Osimhen before the end of the January transfer window according to reports.

Mikel Arteta’s side could face competition for the Nigerian international as Newcastle United are also making efforts to sign him.

The Gunners could go head-to-head with their Premier League rivals as Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic is also on the radar of the Emirates’ club.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..
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