‘The final decision rests on my table’- Eguavoen clears the air on squad selection


The squad list for the Super Eagles clash against Ghana has generated a lot of controversies, but Eguavoen has affirmed that he is still in charge 

Super Eagles interim boss Augustine Eguavoen has affirmed that he has the final say in player selection in the Super Eagles.

The Nigeria Football Federation released the 22-man squad plus seven stand-by players ahead of the crucial Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ghana later in March. And as usual, the list sparked a lot of controversies.

Super Eagles fans questioned the addition of some players and the omission of others. And others even went as far as accusing the NFF of interfering with the squad selection after receiving players.

However, the former Enyimba boss has explained that although he consulted with his assistants when drawing up the list, he still had the final say.

“I had to consult my assistant coaches at every given time, but the final decision rests on my table,” Eguavoen told Brila TV.

“So I spoke with my people, they all had different opinions, and when I looked at it, it was close to what I had in mind as well, and then I slept over it for two days, time was running, the list had to go out.”

Nigeria trade tackles with the Black Stars of Ghana on the 25th of March before returning to Abuja four days later for the second leg.