Eguavoen told to focus on local league for players


The Nigeria Football Federation on Tuesday, charged U-23 coach Austin Eguavoen (In pic)to build his team for the forthcoming eight nations Olympic championship billed for Egypt in November around players from the Nigerian League.

On Tuesday, the technical committee of the NFF approved Eguavoen’s Olympics championship qualifying programme after more than two hours of probing.

Spokes man of the team, Arafat Aliu confirmed that the team will resume camping in Abuja on the 2nd October.

Austin Eguavoen will use the next FIFA free window which is between 7th to 11th October to visit players in Europe.

The second and final Phase of camping will hold from 7- 20th November in either Turkey of Portugal while the team will depart for Cairo on the 22nd of November.

The Maiden edition of the CAF 8 Nations Olympic qualifier championship will run from November 26 to December 10.

Hosts Egypt, Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa are the eight participating countries.
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