Former Super Eagles of Nigeria defender, Christian Chukwu has urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to retain the services of Austine Eguavoen as the Super Eagles permanent coach in a bid to maintain continuity.
In an interview with newsmen, Chukwu praised Augustine Eguavoen for the team spirit and discipline he built in the players.
Then he appealed to the NFF to keep him in charge of the team ahead of the world Cup qualifiers.
He is quoted as follows;
“From all we can observe, Austin has handled the national team in the AFCON competition with a high sense of experience and professionalism, which resulted in no complaint from any quarters against him.
He did great in the competition. He is still outstanding among other African coaches in the ongoing competition.
Eguavoen has already started working with the Eagles and understands the players to a certain extent and bringing in another coach now will destabilise the team. The new coach will come with his own ideas, which could take the players time to understand.”
Recall that Augustine Eguavoen has announced that he will be quitting his role as the Super Eagles of Nigeria’s interim coach following the team’s exit from the ongoing AFCON 2021 tournament.
Eguavoen was appointed interim head coach of the team following the sacking of Gernot Rohr on the eve of the competition.