Augustine Eguavoen, the Interim Manager of the Super Eagles, has pledged to support the team’s incoming manager as the country strives to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Nigeria will meet Ghana in a two-leg play-off in March for one of Africa’s five World Cup spots. The first leg of the qualification will be held in Ghana, while the deciding leg will be held in Nigeria.
Eguavoen, the technical director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said before leaving Cameroon for Nigeria on Monday that the technical department is ready to support the new coach in whatever way he wants, adding that leading the country to the Qatar 2022 World Cup is more important than any other consideration.
Following Gernot Rohr’s dismissal, the NFF just nominated Portuguese coach Jose Poseiro as the Super Eagles’ next manager.
Poseiro was in Cameroon as an observer, according to the Federation, as the Eagles competed in the Africa Cup of Nations.
He is anticipated to return to work soon in order to start preparing for the World Cup final qualifying matches.
“We have to sit down together and map out strategies. We need to give him the platform; we have already prepared the team for 80 to 90 percent.
“He just has to add his own style and leadership. We would support him with everything because the country comes first,” Eguavoen said.
Eguavoen’s Eagles suffered a shock defeat in the hands of a depleted Tunisian squad at the round of 16 of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.