AFCON 2021: Eguavoen Should Retain Awoniyi, Iheanacho Partnership’  -Agali

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Former Nigeria international Victor Agali has advised Super Eagles interim coach Austin Eguavoen, to retain the strike partnership of Taiwo Awoniyi and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Awoniyi and Iheanacho operated in the Eagles’ attack against Egypt with the latter getting the only goal with a brilliant volley.

They were also involved in other chances created by the Eagles as they opened their campaign with the impressive win.

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Both forwards should be in action for the Eagles when they face Sudan on Saturday.

And Agali, speaking on ‘No Holds Barred’ on Brila FM, Agali urged Eguavoen to retain the partnership going forward.


‘Iheanacho is not someone you want to play as a point man, so it’s better to have him support someone and Awoniyi coming with his form from the Bundesliga, and after missing Osimhen, it’s better to leave Awoniyi and have Iheanacho roam around him and that has happened. 

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“Iheanacho is someone that can drop in the midfield and looking at the formation against Egypt we played a classical 4-4-2 where we had Aribo and Ndidi in the middle, Iheanacho was like a pyramid in front and support the guys behind. So it worked for us because we were very aggressive and we controlled the game so I expect the coach to maintain that.”

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