Eguavoen rebukes Liberia for being nasty hosts


Nigeria’s Olympic Team head coach, Austin Eguavoen says the Liberians were not great hosts even though his side were forced to a 1-1 draw on Saturday in an All Africa Games qualifying match.

He said he did not like the harsh treatment his team received on arrival in Monrovia.

“I am not happy with the Liberia Football Federation. It’s a shame that in this advanced stage of the game African countries can still pull such antics. When we arrived they left my team stranded at the airport for three hours, transported us to the hotel in a bus without ventilation and then they dumped us in a hotel without power and delayed meals.

“My players had to sleep on the floor because of the heat,” the Nigerian coach said.
Nigeria was forced to a 1-1 draw in Monrovia on Saturday and Eguavoen says the Liberians were only lucky.

“They are a good side but they will not survive my team in the return leg. They were only lucky that my boys did not convert the chances that came our way. The pitch did not allow us express ourselves but the story would be different back in Nigeria,” Eguavoen said.

He however assured that Nigeria will qualify for the next round of the All Africa games by beating Liberia convincingly.

Leicester City Midfielder Uchechi Daniel opened scoring for Nigeria in the 33rd minute from the spot while Johnson Samuel header in the 63rd minute drew Liberia level.

The host would have made it two in the 75th minute but for the heroics of Dele Ajiboye who stopped Ronaldinho Patrick´s penalty.

However Ajiboye was substituted in the 78th minute after suffering a bloody nose from an elbow from Ronaldinho.

Femi Thomas came in for Dele Ajiboye while Maduabuchi Josiah replaced Rabiu Ibrahim who limped out of the pitch in the 49th minute.

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