Former Super Eagles Star Sends Strong Warning to Augustine Eguavoen Ahead of Nigeria vs Ghana Playoffs

Former Super Eagles Star Sends Strong Warning to Augustine Eguavoen Ahead of Nigeria vs Ghana Playoffs

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:57 PM
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  • Ifeanyi Udeze has cautioned Super Eagles handler Augustine Eguavoen not to be complacent as they prepare for the World Cup playoffs
  • Nigeria take on Ghana in a crucial 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier and the winner of the fixture will go to the competition
  • Ifeanyi Udeze, who played in the left-back for Nigeria before he retired, says this is not the time to experiment

A former Nigerian international Ifeanyi Udeze has told Super Eagles handler Augustine Eguavoen that there is no time to experiment, as they prepare to face Ghana in a crucial World Cup qualifier, Complete Sports reports.

Nigeria and Ghana jostle for a World Cup ticket as the winner of both home and away fixtures will play in Qatar later this year.

The Black Stars will host Nigeria at the Cape Coast stadium on March 25 and then the reverse fixture is slated for the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja four days later.

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Ifeanyi Udeze cautions Eguavoen ahead of World Cup qualifiers. Photo: Martin Rose
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The winner between the Eagles and Black Stars will represent Africa at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

And looking forward to the crucial encounters, Udeze urged Eguavoen to select players who he feels can do the job.

Udeze said on Brila FM.

"There is no time to experiment.
“Eguavoen must feature players who he feels can do the job, this is not the time to experiment because this is a very important game and we must be careful.”

Eguavoen says Nigeria deserves World Cup ticket

Caretaker manager for the Super Eagles, Augustine Eguavoen reckons his nation deserves a spot in Qatar.

Eguavoen will lead the Super Eagles to the final phase of the World Cup qualifiers in a make-or-break tie against West African neighbours Ghana.

Augustine, who doubles as the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, was retained as the interim manager after a stellar group phase in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 56-year-old tactician, in an interview, admitted the clash between the two football powerhouses will be tough.

Peter Olayinka on the radar of Fenerbahce

Sports Brief earlier reported that Super Eagles striker, Peter Olayinka seems to be on the radar of Turkish heavyweights, Fernabache ahead of the summer transfer window.

The lanky Nigerian forward was instrumental as his Czech Republic side, Slavia Prague knocked out the Yellow Canaries by 6-4 from the Europa Conference League.

Fenerbahce manager İsmail Kartal, has reportedly urged the club management to add Olayinka to their transfer list and pull all the stops to get him to switch to the Super Lig in the summer.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.
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