March, 7 2022.
The CEO of F&A Sporting Management, Prince Fred Akhigbe has described the World Cup qualifier double header against the Black Stars of Ghana as a very tough fixture and has urged the technical department of the Super Eagles to be up and doing to ensure the team qualifies for the world cup in Qatar later this year.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced March 25th and 29th 2022 as the dates for the FIFA World Cup qualifying ties for the West African countries. With the first leg slated in Ghana at the Cape Coast Stadium, while the reversed fixture will take place at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja, Nigeria.
Speaking from his base in Italy, F&A Sporting Management CEO, Elder Prince Fred Akhigbe has warned that the World Cup qualifier against Ghana will be a tough task, while urging the technical department to be up and doing in order to ensure that Nigeria pick the World Cup ticket.
According to him "The match against Ghana is going to be tough, that's why I will like to implore the technical crew to be up and doing.
"Coach Eguavon has done a good job with the little time he spent with the team but I must admit that NFF took a crucial step to draft Emmanuel Amuneke in as the assistant coach.
Speaking further, the Edo born Prince said the services of Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi who is not included in the provisional list due to the red card he received in the last AFCON game against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia will be missed.
On the inclusion of Ogenyi Onazi in the team, Prince Akhigbe said , "With due respect to the former Lazio man but I don't see any reason why Onazi should be drafted back to the national team, personally i feel his style of football is outdated and with the likes of Joe Aribo playing well in that position, Onazi's services are really not required".
Furthermore, the F&A Sporting Management boss Prince Akhigbe appealed to the homebased players who could not a single slot in the provisional list to be patient with the selection process of the coaches in the Super Eagles, as this is a very delicate match for the team, while pointing out that once qualification is secured the camp may be thrown open and players from the local league may be called up. Prince Akhigbe concluded
The winners over the two legs will advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup billed for Qatar from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18.