Ex-Super Eagles coach Augustine Eguavoen has revealed his plans for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
In an interview with Brila FM, the now-Super Eagles technical director said that he intended to send the Nigerian national team to the next World Cup.
According to Soccernet.ng, the Sapele native guided the Super Eagles of Nigeria to the AFCON 2021 competition, where they were eliminated by Cameroon and their Tunisian counterparts in Garoua.
Prior to their AFCON elimination, though, there may have been some chance for them to qualify for the World Cup. That is until they came across the Black Stars of Ghana, who gave it all they had to defeat the Super Eagles of Nigeria and advance to the World Cup.
After the underwhelming performance, the 57-year-old, Eguavoen, quit and was subsequently succeeded by the Portuguese manager, Jose Peseiro.
In an interview, the former Enyimba coach admitted fault for the nation’s poor performance and failure to qualify for the World Cup.
“I failed to take the country to the world tournament when I had the opportunity to; I was trusted with the responsibility,” he said
He did, however, admit that the absence of the Nigerian national team from the World Cup had prevented him from seeing many of the tournament’s games.
“For this reason, I have only been able to watch very little of the games as it makes me even sadder.”
According to a previous report, The NFF retained and approved the former Gent player as the technical director, who promised to use his position to help the Nigerian Super Eagles qualify for the upcoming World Cup.
“Well, as head of the technical department, I will just have to start planning now and make sure that Nigeria gets to the next world cup,” Eguavoen said.