Eguavoen Identifies Super Eagles Deficiencies Ahead Of AFCON Clash With Egypt

Eguavoen Identifies Super Eagles Deficiencies Ahead Of AFCON Clash With Egypt

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By Amaechi Agbo

Ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, which starts in Cameroon on Sunday, Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen have identified the team’s lapses before their Group D match with Egypt on Tuesday, can report

Speaking after the Eagles defeated Cameroonian club, Coton Sport in a practice match on Friday, coach Eguavoen who said he was impressed with the attitude and play of the team, however identified areas the team and technical crew will work on assiduously before Tuesday’s encounter

When asked about his assessment of the team’s performance after the 2-0 victory, Eguavoen said it was impressive.

“It was Impressive. We played two sets of game. First game was eleven players, second half another set of eleven players just to see how they can fair with the weather condition.

“I am very impressed with the ball possession and movement. Winning this game is a very good thing for us. The first set of players did very well, it is very difficult to compare both. We missed a lot of chances. We scored one goal

Super Eagles defeated Coton Sport 2-0 in a practice match on Friday

“Second half, we missed a lot of chances and scored only one goal. But as we know, it was a practice match and nobody wants to see goals because we are trying to play safe a little bit. However, we are impressed with everybody that came in,” he said.

On the ability of the players to implement his tactics in the match, Eguavoen said they did very well but bemoaned lack of many players in the box when the team is marauding.

“Yes, We did but at some points we were slow. In front of goals, we are few. That is what we need to work on

“Crosses are coming well, ball possession is good, playing to the side which is our strength is very good. But arriving in the box with fewer players is not so good. That is what we have to work on in the few days,” he said.

Nigeria will take on Egypt in Group D match on Tuesday at the Stade Omnisport de Garoua by 4pm

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