By John EGBOKHAN
Assistant Eagles at the last World Cup, Augustine Eguavoen has expressed his coach the national under-23 team to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Speaking during the week, the former Eagles central defender at the 1994 World Cup in the United States of America said that he would be willing to start work immediately he returns from holiday abroad.
â€œI am always ready to serve the nation in any capacity and if the wish of the NFA is for me to coach the Under-23 team, so be it and I am ready to accept the challenge because as I mentioned before, I see it as a privilege that I am being given the chance to contribute my quota to the development of our soccer.
â€œEven if they want me to work in the technical department of the FA, I am at their disposal. As a patriotic citizen of this country, I see it as a thing of honour and recognition to be amongst the counted fewâ€, added Eguavoen, who assisted Swedish born coach, Lars Lagerback at the summerâ€™s World Cup in South Africa.
On his plans for the Olympic team, the former Eagles coach said that he hopes to lay solid foundation with a crop of genuine under-23 players, who in 2014, would form the main crop of the players that would feature for Nigeria at the Brazil World Cup.
â€œWhen I return from vacation, I would be unfolding my plans for the team to the FA and hope to start work immediately because a good start is very important to the success of this job.
I would be going for genuine under-23 players, who in the future, would be the pillar upon which the Super Eagles would be builtâ€, added the former Enyimba coach.