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Confederations Cup: Eguavoen wants contract renewed

By John Egbokhan
Former Super Eagles’   Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, is angling for a  contract extension from Enyimba, as his one year deal nears it end with the end of the football season.

The former Super Eagles’ defender, who is  relishing his spell at two-time CAF Champions League winners, Enyimba, who, at the weekend, lifted the Federation Cup, said he expects the Aba-based side to offer him the deal, in the light of the team’s performance in the Nigerian Premier League and Federation Cup.

Enyimba, the first and only Nigerian side to make history by winning the biggest club competition in Africa, made history, again at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, when they pipped Sharks of Port Harcourt 1-0, in the newly created Federation Cup.

Watched by a near capacity  crowd, the Aba outfit, delivered when it mattered most, a powerful header by Musa Mustapha, which lifted their fans to chorus songs on end, to the delight of the neutrals.

At the end of the game, Coach Eguavoen, in a post match interview, said that he was fulfilled to have won a major diadem in his first year at the helm of affairs of the history-chasing team.

“I am indeed fulfilled to have led this great team to victory in the Federation Cup, which is the first of its kind by any team in the country, since this is the first time that the Football Federation changed it from the Challenge Cup, to what it is now called.

“It was not easy achieving this feat because the terrain in the league is very demanding and tough and for me, getting this trophy in my first year in charge is worth celebrating. It is a high feat and I want to thank the players, fans and management for making this feat possible”, added Eguavoen, who awaits a contract extension from his employers.


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