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Sports News of Monday, 11 July 2011

Source: Ghanasoccernet

Nigeria fans blame coach Eguavon for defeat

Nigeria fans are livid at the tactics implored by coach Augustine Eguavon in their 2-0 defeat to Ghana on Sunday.

The Black Meteors thus pip their arch-rivals to the ticket of qualification for the All African Games on the away goals rule as both side were pegged at 3-3 at the end of the day.

The vociferous Nigeria supporters who were in significant numbers at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium have pinned their loss to ‘the tactical bankruptcy’ of their head coach.

“The coach cost us this game, ” a fan told after watching their beloved Dream Team V crush under the feet of the Ghanaians.

“How can you play 90+5 minutes without even attempting a goal on target, Eguavon doesn’t have the mental strength to play away games.”

Eguavon, a former Nigeria international dodged the lenses of the media even from his won country upon arrival at the team’s hotel where he was said to have locked himself in his room all night.

Already there are calls for him to either resign or be sacked after failing to hold on to a significant 3-1 advantage carried from the first leg but a firm decision would be taken when the team returns to Nigeria