Egueavoen : Pressure From Fans May Hinder Peseiro’s AFCON Progress

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A former Super Eagles coach Augustine Egueavoen is appealing to Super Eagles fans and supporters to rally around coach Jose Peseiro reports.

Egueavoen is upbeat that Jose Peseiro can execute the 2023 African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) championship.

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Egueavoen who was part of the Super Eagles team that won the AFCON in 1994, told Soccernet Nigeria that piling too much pressure on the Portuguese tactician can suppress his AFCON morale, thus leading to poor results.

Augustine Egueavoen canvass wholesome support for Jose Peseiro
Augustine Egueavoen, Nduka Ugbade and Jose Peseiro

Egueavoen advocate wholesome support for under-pressure Peseiro

The former Super Eagles defender, advocated that Peseiro should be left to focus on his duties without undue pressure.

“I think we should just allow him [do his job] We are too much on the guy and [might] make him lose too much concentration.

“Yes, it is our country, we want to win the next Africa Cup of Nations. It is our target, Nigeria’s target. Everybody is praying that we can put up a good performance and then win the Africa Cup of Nations. But final say, he has the final say on the senior team selection.”

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Augustine Egueavoen

Speaking further, Egueavoen revealed that the former Sporting CP gaffer, is the only person who can decide invitation of players for the AFCON.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Director, stated that the federation may want to discuss and contribute, but the power to choose players solely depends on Peseiro.

“We have a coach who is in charge of the senior national team. The same thing is applicable to every country in the world. And we have the technical development who is in charge of football development in the country. Yes, we can discuss, but he has the final say on who he wants to play at the senior team level. He has the final say,” he continued.

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Super Eagles team at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium, Onikan, Lagos.

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He added, “But we will continue to see…he has been to a couple of games within the country and a few stadiums. So it is up to him to say [whether he] wants to include a home-based player or not.”

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