Eguavoen takes responsibility for one mistake in AFCON loss to Tunisia
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Eguavoen takes responsibility for one mistake in AFCON loss to Tunisia

Austin Eguavoen has taken full responsibility for one mistake he made in Super Eagles 1-0 loss to Carthage of Eagles on Sunday.

High flyers Nigeria were sent out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations by Tunisia at the Roumdé Adjia Stadium in Cameroon.

Youssef Msakni in the 47th minutes put Tunisia ahead with a low strike to which coach Austin Eguavoen responded too with two changes.

He brought in Peter Olayinka for Taiwo Awoniyi, and Alex Iwobi for Kelechi Iheanacho – but Alex Iwobi was given his marching orders for a dangerous tackle less than 6 minutes after he came in.

Samuel Chukwueze was also subbed off for Sadiq Umar who impressed and almost scored but his chances went wide.

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Nigeria were close but the goal never came and Eguavoen who was in charge believes he could have done other tactical changes.

“I think it was a mistake on my part not dressing Chidera Ejuke for the game against Tunisia.

“I take responsibility for whatever that happened at the round of 16.”

Eguavoen has since stepped down as Super Eagles coach and went back to his role as the technical director of the team.

Tope Adefala

Tope Adefala is an experienced sports writer, editor, and web designer. A former editor at Sportlineng.com. Talks sports with a great bias for Basketball, Tennis, Field Hockey and Football. Presently the media officer of Nigeria Hockey Federation. I have been in the business of Sports communication and marketing for more than 10 years. Not forgetting that I won West African University Games, Nigeria University Games gold medals. You can find me on Twitter @1topham.

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