Super Eagles Interim Coach, Eguavoen hails NDDC U-17 Peace Cup


*Calls for Sustenance

Newly appointed interim technical adviser of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Augustine Eguavoen has described the ongoing NDDC Under 17 Peace Cup as a wonderful platform to discover young footballers.

Eguavoen who was part of the guests at the Ikot Ekpene Township Stadium, venue of the competition on Sunday, spoke highly of the showpiece.

“This is wonderful. The future belongs to the young ones. It is a very welcome development. Organising a tournament like this in this region is worth commending. Having said that, I feel it shouldn’t be just here alone. We have to find avenues to reach out to other parts of the country.”

“This is an opportunity for us to see the future stars.”

The ex footballer, who has coached the Super Eagles in the past and most recently led the technical department of the Nigeria Football Federation, charged organizers to sustain the competition.

“It should not be a one-off thing. I’ve seen quite a number of good players, and as the competition progresses, I’m sure we will see more… I’m not saying that all of them will end up playing for Nigeria but the best here will definitely be given opportunities.”


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