The Super Eagles were knocked out of the AFCON horrendously on Sunday, but going forward, the boss believes a few improvements could make the team stronger
Super Eagles boss Augustine Eguavoen has revealed that the Super Eagles need to improve on their finishing and transition from defence to attack.
Nigeria were sent packing out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after their 1-0 defeat to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Sunday.
Some dodgy goalkeeping from Maduka Okoye, who misjudged the flight of Msakni’s speculative shot, gave the Tunisians the lead minutes after the break.
The Super Eagles were further deflated after Alex Iwobi got red-carded for a poor foul barely five minutes after his introduction to the game.
However, the game brought to bear the weaknesses of the Super Eagles in the tournament. The three-time AFCON kings were wasteful in front of goal, creating many chances but failing to convert them.
Also, asides from Moses Simon, there has been no other major outlet in attack, which came to the fore on Sunday night.
Eguavoen believes that the team would be stronger if the Super Eagles could sort out their finishing issues and move the ball quicker.
“It’s just scoring goals because we are creating chances, and we are not scoring them,” Eguavoen told OJB sports.
“So if we work on that, and our transition a little bit quicker from defending to offensive, those are our two weak areas.”
The next focus for the Super Eagles is the crucial World Cup qualifier against Ghana in March.