Augustin Eguavoen, the interim coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria is not worried about the threat of the Black Stars when the two West African giants meet in the play-off of the 2022 World Cup qualifying series later next month.
The NFF technical director during a zoom call to discuss preparation towards the match told the federation, “It is always an honour to serve the country. I was impressed with the high level of discipline and commitment of the players at the AFCON in Cameroon, and I feel privileged to lead the group”.
He went on to express his optimism about the upcoming match while expressing his belief in the team of players.
“We have two tough games against Ghana next month but I am not too worried because we have a squad that knows it is a mountain that we have to climb. We have a good headache to deal with – which is a surplus of good players. I want to thank the Government and the NFF for all the support during the AFCON; we will need even greater support for the World Cup play-off.”
Meanwhile, during the same meeting, the assistant skipper of the side Williams Troost-Ekong pleaded with the authorities to put the venue for the return leg in good shape to enable the team to perform at its best.
He said, “We loved the pitch of the stadium in Garoua[AFCON venue] and it helped us play some good football. We would be delighted if the Abuja Stadium is in similar condition for the second leg”.