Eguavon appointment, logical decision by NFF —Akin Olowookere
By Femi Atolagbe
Former National player, Akin Olowookere has described the appointment of Austin Eguavon as the coach of Super Eagles as a logical decision from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Olowookere said the sacking of former Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is long overdue, and he commended the NFF for taken such decision at this critical point.
The former green Eagles player noted that Rohr performance was below expectation noting that the country’s football was a shadow of itself under his tutelage.
The Chairman of Akoko South East Football Association (FA) stated this in a chat with the Sporting Hope in Akure, the state capital.
He said: “With the arrays of players we parade, our players play in the best leagues in the world, which he said was not reflected in our playing most time as patriotic Nigerian we tend to sit on our hearts before we get the respite may be through penalty to decide.
“With the players we have, when we play we should be confident of victory, because we have the capacity, the personality”.
He appealed to Nigerians home and abroad to support and encourage our indigenous coaches to successful, saying Stephen Keshi had justified the appointment of the indigenous coaches with the Nations Cup he won in 2013.
He said Austin Eguavon’s appointment was a round peg in a round hole, adding that he has the pedigree, charisma and the quality to make things happen in the team.
“He is an insider, he knew the nitty gritty of the team, he has always been part of the team as a player and technical director of the team.
“While I sit between the devil and deep blue sea, the onus on him to prove himself, its either makes himself or he mar himself, but I will reiterate plea to all and sundry to support him with our prayers and be positive about his appointment,” he said.