Nigeria vs Ghana World Cup Qualifier: ‘It is very tough to be Super Eagles coach’ – Eguavoen


Austin Eguavoen, the interim technical adviser for the Super Eagles, has stated that being a coach in Nigeria, a country that loves football, is difficult.

Following the sacking of former coach Gernot Rohr, the 56-year-old former international guided the Super Eagles to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon in January.

Despite winning all three games in the group stage, Eguavoen’s men were unable to advance to the quarterfinals after a shock defeat to Tunisia in the round of 16.

The Super Eagles will meet Ghana in the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs on March 25 in Kumasi Stadium, before hosting the rematch four days later at Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

In an interview with Elegbete TV, Eguavoen, who will lead the squad into a key doubleheader against Ghana’s Black Stars in a few days, said:


“It’s extremely difficult.” Because we are humans, we are quite demanding.”


“We are a football nation, which is normal,” he added. We are not willing to accept anything less. We constantly aim to strive for the best and, as a result, win every trophy accessible to us.

“I think it’s a very difficult task to be saddled with that duty.” There will undoubtedly be detractors from all sides, but the capacity to hang on and let go of most distractions while remaining focused is crucial.

“We will stay focused, but our only request to the public is that they should not discourage us, but rather always encourage and support us because things like this can catch a person off guard if they aren’t strong, but I am focused and I know I have a lot of admirers out there.” They get a thumbs up.

“I adore everyone, and after the two-legged games, we’ll all rejoice together.”




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