By Ben Efe
Former Eagles’ winger and a former board member of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dominic Iorfa has backed Eagles caretaker coach, Austin Eguaveon to continue as the gaffer of the national team.
Iorfa who was speaking during a phone interview, submitted that so far Eguaveon was doing a good job and therefore he should continue. Iorfa who became chairman of the NFF technical committee after Sani Lulu, Taiwo Ogunjobi were impeached, was negotiating with Samson Siasia to take over the Eagles job.
However, he and Siasia were swept away by circumstances that emerged after the contentious elections of August 26.
“Eguaveon has been doing a good job thus far, he is bringing in good results. And this is what coaching is all about. If he fails to give us result then we should do away with him,” said Iorfa.
Eguaveon took charge of the team since, Lars Lagerback turned his back on Nigeria. He would likely lead the team though the rest of the Nations Cup qualifiers as it seems there is no progress has been made in the NFF efforts to get a substantive coach.
Iorfa noted that the crisis in the NFF is taking its toll on the country’s soccer and he blamed certain individuals for festering crisis to promote their selfish ends.
“Look at our football, we can’t even start the league. Things are not just right, because some people wanted to twist things around in their favour.”
He noted that the problem Nigeria football found itself, could have been averted if those chose to ignore advise not to go on with elections heeded the advise.
“Football made me what I am today. I didn’t go to too much school, but I reached the top through this game and it
pains me to see that some people are trying to destroy it.”
He said that the NFF cannot function without a board even as those currently running it do have the prerequisite.
“All things been equal I expected that after the elections were quashed, the status quo would be maintained (that is the board that was in place before the elections) rather than have some individuals run the federation,”