Tripple 44 Academy boss, Samuel Olatunji-Okuku has come out to say that he is impressed with the Nigeria Football Federation’s decision to retain Augustine Eguavoen as Super Eagles coach. He recently had his say while speaking with the press, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, he feels the decision makes a lot of sense although he hoped that the tactician would have been given a longer contract.
He added that the newly appointed coach should try to not be too predictable with his tactics henceforth.
His words, “I believe it’s a good one.”
“[Eguavoen] showed promise at Afcon even if we couldn’t go past the Round of 16.”
“But there are so many positives, given the time he had to prepare the boys and the way he was able to make them play.”
“Although tactically he was a bit predictable which I said before the game [against Tunisia] and it turned out.”
“But I think he deserves this chance, and I’ll advise he gets a long term contract because the pressure we put on our indigenous coaches is too much, we expect them to perform miracles.”
On Senegal, “Senegal stuck with their coach for many years and now you can see what he’s done, everything needs patience.”
“If they’re going to give Eguavoen the job, let them give him at least four years and then he can set a proper target and won’t have to work under pressure.”
“Sometimes, you need to show them confidence, allow them to work and create an environment for them to work independently without interference.”
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