The Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Austin Eguavoen, has called on the country’s football faithful to be patient, saying it will take time to make the senior national team great again.
The Super Eagles were heavily criticised last year after throwing away a four-goal lead against Sierra Leone in an African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, to end year 2020 without a win.
Speaking with The PUNCH, the former Eagles captain said plans were underway to make the team a potent side to reckon with.
He said, “It will take a bit of time to get the Super Eagles back to what they used to be. The bedrock lies in the development now and we have to focus on the young ones now because we have established players in the senior team. Young ones will need to come through the ranks.
“I had a chat with Gernot Rohr a few days ago and as soon as he comes he will focus more on the younger players. We have a plan and that plan will be unveiled to the world very soon. We argued and agreed on some issues and created a pathway that would make everybody happy, and that will be very soon.”
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