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Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Idah Peterside, has blamed Austine Eguavoen’s assistants, Salisu Yusuf, Paul Aigbogun, Joseph Yobo, Terry Eguaoje, for Super Eagles loss to Tunisia in the round of sixteen of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

According to Peterside, Joseph Yobo and the rest of the coaching staff failed to advise Eguavoen to change tactics against Tunisia.

Recall that Tunisia coach had already established that the Super Eagles were predictable going into the round of sixteen encounter, which made it easy for his side to overcome Eguavoen’s men.

Youssef Msakni’s strike two minutes into the second half was all the North Africans needed to book their place in the final eight of the tournament.

Peterside told Channels Television that the assistant coaches never whispered some words of advice to the manager on tactical changes as seen on most occasions in the Premier League.

“We should have won that game,” he said. “We were on the better side. We didn’t do what we should have done at the beginning of the game.

“Tactically, they were superior. They knew what they wanted to do. They slowed down the game and frustrated us. They knew our strength was from the left.

“This is where the assistant comes in. When you watch the English Premier League, you will see the assistant coach once in a while come to whisper something to the coach. We didn’t see that happen too many times on Sunday. You need to change tactics.”

AFCON 2021: Joseph Yobo, others blamed for Nigeria’s defeat to Tunisia

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