By John Essien
Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has lauded Coach Austine Eguavoen for his managerial approach, which he said has helped the Super Eagles thrive at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
The Super Eagles were widely criticised for their performance in the qualifiers for the competition and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, leading to the sacking of former Head Coach Gernot Rohr, few weeks to the start of the competition.
The West Africans have however put up impressive performances in their two games against Egypt and Sudan at 2021 AFCON finals.
The three-time African kings defeated Egypt in their opening game and progressed to the second round after a 3-1 win over Sudan on Saturday.
“We are not thinking of who we may likely face in the Round of 16, we are just focusing on the next game against Guinea-Bissau,” Ndidi said as quoted in Complete Sports after the win against Sudan.
“We are not under any pressure to win the tournament, this win over Sudan is just an extra motivation to keep focused for the next game which is the most important one.
“The coach has helped us to express ourselves more and I think it is working so far.”
Nigeria will next battle Guinea Bissau for their last group D clash on Wednesday.