Former Super Eagles’ Coach, Austin ‘Cerezo’ Eguavoen has charged the Super Eagles to ensure they continue to win games so as to sustain the renewed confidence in the team.
The team has won all three games since German tactician, Gernot Rohr took charge.
However, Eguavoen in an exclusive chat with AOIFootball, is of the opinion that the Eagles must not stop winning even as they square up against West African sides, Senegal and Burkina Faso in friendly games in London.
“Winning is the ultimate. We have to try to see how we function. Winning will give us a serious boost. If we lose there would be some doubts and it may affect the confidence level of the players. The Super Eagles must keep up the winning spirit. It is very important, though the games they will be playing are friendly games, to keep the confidence in team at the moment, they must ensure they defeat Senegal and Burkina Faso,” opined Eguavoen.
Eguavoen also spoke on the non-invitation of the NPFL players, insisting that there are very good players in the league.
“We must take risks and invite NPFL players. The late Stephen Keshi proved all of us former handlers of the Super Eagles wrong when he invited and took players from the league, about six of them to South Africa to win the AFCON. There are very good players in the league, all they need is that chance and Rohr and his team must try to give them that chance,” concluded the former Super Eagles captain.
Gernot Rohr, a former Burkina Faso coach, who was employed after, Samson Siasia failed to qualify the Eagles for the Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Gabon, saw the team through the last game of the group, a dead rubber, against Tanzania winning 1-0. Thanks to a super strike from Manchester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho.
He then took the Super Eagles to Ndola, to face the Chipolopolo of Zambia in the first game of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying series. The Eagles came out triumphant even in the Lions den, beating Zambia 1-2 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium before an intimidating crowd.
Rohr’s third game in charge of the Eagles was even sweeter as his team humbled ‘almighty’ Les Fennecs of Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, 3-1. A feat that saw the Super Eagles take the driving seat in the group.
The Super Eagles battle Senegal’s Teranga Lions and the Stallions of Burkina Faso on the 23rd and 27th of March, respectively.
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