Coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Austine Eguavoen and some of his assistants have departed the shores of Nigeria for England ahead of the World Cup playoff against Ghana. Eguavoen was seen alongside his first assistant in Emmanuel Amuneke, the newly appointed chief coach on their way to England where they will hold talks with some players of the seniora National team of Nigeria.

The essence of the trip is to clear the air on matters involving bonuses and also hold talks if possible with Crystal Palace duo of Micheal Olise and Ebere Eze on switching allegiance to Nigeria.

A top source in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed that contacts have been established with the duo and if all goes according to plan they will meet with the coach.

” It’s on the menu and contacts have been made already.

Ademola Lookman is secured but the duo of Eze and Olise need to hear from the coach what his plans are for them. Southampton

Nathan Tella and Ovie Ejaria of Reading will also if possible meet with the coach”,


“The idea is to get the best readily available players to represent Nigeria. Football development is all encompassing. Talents eligible for Nigeria should be convinced to play for the country”, he concluded.

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