Interim Super Eagles boss, Augustine Eguavoen has said that the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, will no longer be allowed to speak to players during halftime breaks.
Pinnick was present in the dressing room during the 1-0 win over Egypt and 3-1 victory over Sudan, both in the group stages of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
However, the NFF boss was absent during the last fixture against Guinea-Bissau, which the Eagles won 2-0.
Ahead of Sunday’s Round of 16 clash against Tunisia, Eguavoen was asked about Pinnick always coming in to talk to the players, especially when it is time for coach to talk tactics and iron out mistakes.
While responding, Eguavoen promised it won’t happen again. “We talked about timing and I am still talking about it. It’s our culture – motivation is good.
Guests can have short discussions with the team at the restaurant and not inside the dressing room.
“The NFF President only came to see the team against Egypt and it was for just five minutes”
“In the second and third games, no one came to see the team. I don’t think this will happen henceforth”.