PFAN Members Rally Support For ‘100%’ Eguavoen, Demand He Gets Super Eagles Post Fulltime
Several members of the country’s players’ union PFAN have joined in supporting coach Augustine Eguavoen (PICTURED) after he guided the Super Eagles past the group rounds of the AFCON in Cameroon.
They also demanded that Eguavoen keep the job permanently all the way to the World Cup in Qatar in November.
PFAN member Edema Fuludu, who won the 1994 AFCON alongside Eguavoen, said the players’ union is proud of what the coach has achieved so far in Cameroon.
“’Cerezo’ has done very well especially when you know he took the job just weeks before the tournament after Gernot Rohr was finally sacked,” Fuludu commended.
“Nobody gave him a chance to succeed, but he has not only done well, he has also done it in fine style as the Eagles have won their first three matches.
“There is still a long way to go before the Eagles will be champions again, but we expect Nigerians and the NFF to continue to support the coach and the team to go all the way to a fourth AFCON trophy.”
PFAN General Secretary Emmanuel Babayaro said Eguavoen has proved that a local chance can lead the Super Eagles.
“Eguavoen has now put to rest the myth that only a European coach can lead the Eagles to victory,” he said.
“The NFF must now do the needful and give him the job full time to the World Cup.”
Former international Tajudeen Disu echoed this position.
“Austin is one our own and he has done us proud, just as Stephen Keshi did,” he celebrated.
“We should support him to go all the way in Cameroon.
“And there is no reason now why he should not be the man to continue to head the Super Eagles.”