Musa Amadu, Baribote, Other Stakeholders Drum Support For Super Eagles, Want Eguavoen Given Job Permanently
Major stakeholders of Nigeria Football – from former NFF General Secretary Musa to former Premier League Chairman Rumson Baribote – have sang the praise of the Super Eagles after they flew past Egypt in their opening AFCON group game (PICTURED).
They have also demanded that interim Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen be confirmed as the country’s substantive coach ahead of the Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro, who was recently announced as the team’s new supremo.
“It was great to watch a dominant display by the Super Eagles against one of the top favourites at this tournament, Egypt,” said Musa Amadu.
“This is even more reassuring considering the little or no preparation by the team for this competition.
“We hope and pray they sustain the momentum all the way to winning the AFCON.”
Baribote also saluted the Eagles, saying they are back at their best.
“The team surprised many of us with not just the victory, but the conviction they beat Egypt,” said the ex-NPL Chairman.
“With the right support from all Nigerians and the NFF, this team will not just win the AFCON, but also qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.”
Top Lawyer Celsius Ukpong, who has been involved in several cases to do with the alleged corruption in the NFF, said he expects nothing but the trophy from the team on February 6 in Yaounde.
“The Eagles looked good against Egypt and long may it continue,” he said.
Amadu, for one, has urged that Eguavoen should be re-considered for the top post on a permanent basis if the Eagles shone in Cameroon.
“If Nigeria cannot afford a world-class coach, we should work with our own because they understand what makes the players tick as Eguavoen has already shown,” he argued.
“We ought to believe a lot more in our own.”