SURPASS SIASIA'S SUCCESS,NFF TELLS EGUAVOEN
The Nigeria Football Federation has gone tough, setting targets for national team coaches to meet or be fired.
After agreeing on all terms of his engagement with the NFF executive committee, the national Under_23 team handler, Austin Eguavoen has been given the task of winning the forthcoming All Africa Games soccer gold in Mozambique..
To achieve what appears like a herculean task, Eguavoen was armed with additional hands in Stanley Eguma and Ben Iroha who were appointed as first and second assistants and Aloy Agu to handle the goalkeepers.
The former stand-in coach of the Super Eagles was also given the challenge to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics as well as winning the Olympic gold medal to re-enact the Atlanta '96 Olympics feat achieved by Dutch man, coach Johannes Bonfrere.
Nigeria's dream of repeating the 1996 feat was scuttled by a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina squad in the Beijing 2008 Games coached by current Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia
'Eguavoen's appointment has been ratified and his assistants appointed. We are expecting him to surpass the Beijing Olympics silver medal effort of Siasia', said NFF President, Aminu Maigari.
Nigeria won the All Africa Games soccer gold medal for the first and last time in 1973, when the country hosted the games in Lagos.