But the Super Eagles 3-1 win. In any case, good luck favors the brave, in this case the intentional one.
The Augustin Eguabon ward was barely involved, not to mention getting out of second gear as it coasted past the Sudanese to secure its position in the knockout stage.
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Once again, like the opening game EgyptThe most pleasing of all was the combination of hustle, application, and execution, with few results.
This was a kind of game against less than stellar opposition when Nigeria puffed with a huff before being blown or dragged to the finish line. Or, in the worst-case scenario, as in the case of the Central African Republic, Take a gut punch at the end..
Instead, Super Eagles are playing with the freedom and talent that has been translated into a fan base. And they backed it up with some efficiency in advance, and with defensive stability at the other end. At least so far.
Following the lessons of how to win against Egypt on the first day and the lessons of history, their immediate concern was to prevent a decline in levels before considering increasing pressure.
They got one better. The Eagles played on the far inferior side of their previous opponents and did exactly what Eguabon and his players said. It played the game like a final and the approach brought immediate payouts.
Within three minutes of the opening, Nigeria’s high tempo, high press pressure led to the first goal.
The Super Eagles, settled by that early breakthrough, seemed out of control for the rest of the game, and Sudan never missed a chance and was very pleased with a score of 3-1.
I’m not saying the performance was perfect. Overall, this was a Nigerian team, throwing gauntlets at the Egyptian victory and adding a statement of intent to Saturday’s results, with pockets of error scattered for 90 minutes.
There were many things that made Nigerians happy.
It is beautiful to witness this repetition of Eguabon’s management. As a coach and as a male manager.
That wasn’t always the case.
After playing a similar interim role, he was replaced twice as a coach for the Super Eagles. First by Berti Vogts and then by Samson Siasia.
In both cases, some of the criticisms of the former Nigerian captain were that his style was too conservative for his free-spirited talent. The same concerns arose when he was appointed as interim coach, including some of his social media fans’ recent duties as coaches for national teams who were unable to compete in the 2012 Olympics for teams under the age of 23. Some people reminded me of those days. Winner and 2 losses at the 2011 CAF Under 23 Nations Cup Tournament in Morocco.
Instead, his current team is now playing football that is reminiscent of the Halcyon era that Selezo himself played on the side.
Whether it’s a natural evolution from his learned experience of club coaching in Nigeria, or a reaction to what was seen as a solid and labor-intensive exhibit under Gernot Rohr, it’s It was certainly a fresh change.
So far, four goals in two games, vast football, high-tempo press, and average stingy defense. Nigerians are pinching themselves.
Eguabon also appears to be intentional about promoting his male management skills. We continue to emphasize that he encouraged players to look at him as friendly without using him.
“I told them, take me as your father, your brother, your friend,” Eguabon constantly said. “Be confident in me. But don’t take advantage of what I’m too kind. Everyone understands it. It’s about freedom.”
That freedom seems to lead to good things, and former Super Eagles captain Augustin “Jay Jay” Okocha is a believer.
“He seems to be focused, he knows what he wants, and he’s getting the most out of his team. That’s what we want.” Okocha said after the match.
And so far, it looks like it’s working.
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