Eguavoen: Super Eagles Must Be Ready For Any Opponents At World Cup

Eguavoen: Super Eagles Must Be Ready For Any Opponents At World Cup

By David Meshioye: Former Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen has enjoined Gernot Rohr and his team to be ready to face any opponent at the Russia 2018 World Cup rather than wish for easy opponents from the draw, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The draw for the World Cup will be held in Moscow on 1 December.


In an exclusive chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, the Nigeria captain said Super Eagles need not lose sleep over opponents that Nigeria will likely get from the draw.

“I really commend coach Rohr for a good job well done so far with the national team,” Eguavoen told Completesportsnigeria.com.

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“Super Eagles need not worry about the kind of opponents they will get, they should be ready to face any team in Russia because the World Cup has clearly defined itself as the platform where the best football nations meet.

“While it is not a bad idea to wish for an easy draw, I think we need to believe in ourselves just like we did when we got Cameroun, Zambia and Algeria in the qualifiers.

“Some of us felt Eagles wouldn’t make it but that is in the history books now. We should be ready to face any team in Russia.”

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  • Eche Godwin 4 years ago

    I Wonder Why No One Has Talked About Joel Obi Of Torino’s Invitation Back Into The National Team. It’s Quite Mind Boggling Because He Is One Of Our Best Players In Europe And Barring Injuries, He Plays Regularly. He Has That X -Factor To Improve Our Team And Make Our Midfield More Formidable And Competitive. Let’s Drum Our Support For Him.

    • I quite agree with you.

    • Joel is a great player, indeed of Nigeria’s best midfielders presently. But with his injuries history, any coach would be wary about taking him to a tournament. His case is quite pathetic, just like Victor Anichebe. It’s more like these two players cannot go a steady three months period without one injury or the other. I sincerely wish a permanent solution can be found for Joel’s injuries troubles. He would be a quality addition to Super Eagles.

  • Godwin am with u ,we need this bro in our squad..

  • Crystal 4 years ago

    The reason is his injury troubles, he just returned from his second injury lay off this season already. But he should be invited for Algeria match now he’s back.