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Nigeria: Eguavoen shifts blame to NFF on Eagles Defeat

Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen has turned around to blame the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the team’s 0-1 loss to Guinea last Sunday in a Nations Cup qualifier.

Austin Eguavoen, Super Eagles Coach

Eguavoen in an interview with an Abuja-based radio station said that the NFF failed to provide him with the necessary video clips of matches involving the Guineans, that would have greatly assisted his team in the match.

The ex-international noted that he could only adopt a 4-4-2 formation for the game, relying only on the information he gathered from Taye Taiwo, who is based in France as most of the Guinean players play in the French lower division.

“Though we lost the game, I believe we did our best because we confronted the Guineans without having any prior information about their style of football. The NFF could not provide the technical crew with any video clip of matches involving Guinea. So we had to rely on the little information we gathered from Taiwo who plays with the boys in France,” Eguavoen said.

The Edo State-born added that he missed the services of Osaze Odemwinge and John Mikel Obi, though, he did not attribute the duo’s absence to the loss suffered in Conakry.