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Soccer News of Monday, 24 January 2022


Tunisia took advantage of our mistakes – Eguaveon

Coach Austin Eguaveon Coach Austin Eguaveon

Coach Austin Eguaveon says he is disappointed with the Super Eagles defeat to Tunisia in Africa Cup of Nations.

The Super Eagles crashed out of the tournament, after losing 1-0 to Tunisia in the round of 16 clash played at the Ominisports Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua on Sunday, January 23.

Reacting to the results, Eguaveon refused to blame the players and insisted they gave everything to qualify to win the game.

“We came here with vision and we gave it all. In the Round of 16, we all know what it means, when you lose you go home, when you win you remain in the tournament and that is song we have been singing.”

“I can’t really blame these boys, because they gave their all, they fought for it and, it just wasn’t to be.”

On how the game was won and lost, Eguaveon said, The Tunisians took advantage of the goalkeeping error from Maduka Okoye.

“Slight mistake from one of our best players, the timing was wrong and that was the only chance they had to take advantage of it.”

Nigeria will now turn attention to the FIFA World Cup qualifying play off against Ghana next month.