Former Super Eagles winger, Etim Esin has commended the NFF for its decision to appoint Augustine Eguavoen in the wake of Gernot Rohr’s sack.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday announced the former Super Eagles captain, Eguavoen, as an interim replacement for the sacked Franco-German who spent five years on the job.
NFF in a statement on its website after a virtual meeting of the Executive Committee on Sunday, announced that Eguavoen will work with Salisu Yusuf (Chief Coach); Paul Aigbogun (Assistant Coach); Joseph Yobo (Assistant Coach); Dr Terry Eguaoje (Assistant Coach) and Aloysius Agu (Goalkeeper Trainer).
Eguavoen’s former teammate, Esin, speaking with completesports.com revealed that Eguavoen will be a good replacement for Rohr and that his previous spell with the Eagles will be to his advantage.
“Austin has been there before so it’s nothing wrong so let’s see what will happen. Nigerians were not happy imagine the Super Eagles surrendering a 4-0 lead against Sierra Leone, losing to Central African Republic and drawing Cape Verde at home.
“If we play well and lose or draw it’s a different thing but the standard now is not it and it’s evident Rohr would have to go.
“We should thank Rohr for what he has done for us but let’s give our local coaches a chance. Other African countries are handled by their ex-internationals, teams like Algeria and Senegal and others. If Eguavoen comes in and do the magic so be it, all we want is good result.
This article was updated 9 months ago