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Eguavoen reveals formation that worked wonders vs Egypt decided by Super Eagles stars themselves

Eguavoen reveals formation that worked wonders vs Egypt decided by Super Eagles stars themselves

Interim Nigeria boss Augustine Eguavoen has made a huge claim regarding the formation the Super Eagles team was set up during the 1-0 win over Egypt on Tuesday evening, revealing that it was the players themselves that decided on the 4-2-3-1 system.

Former Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr is an advocate of the 4-2-3-1 system because of his close ties to Bayern Munich, but was desperate in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, using a 3-5-2 instead in the national team’s last three matches in the group.

It was a really strong performance by the Super Eagles in the win versus the Pharaohs, definitely the best from a team in the first round of matches at the Africa Cup of Nations and it was more impressive as they did it without some of their top stars including Odion Ighalo, Victor Osimhen and Leon Balogun.

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The Super Eagles’ main game plan was to take Mohamed Salah out of the game, double-teaming the Liverpool superstar, with an extra defender ready to mop up the danger.

Quizzed on the formation deployed versus Egypt, Eguavoen told NFF TV : “It is still the same personnel but I think what we did was I brought the boys together and asked them he formation they are comfortable with because we want to be flexible.

“I wanted to change but they said this is what we’ve been used to for the past few years so I took it and went to work on it so I improved them on that formation.”

Nigeria can qualify for the knockout round of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with a win against Sudan in their next Group D fixture this coming Saturday.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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