Federal Government need to redeem house pledge - Eguavoen

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 03/04/2019

Former Nigeria right-back Austine Eguavoen has called on the Federal government of Nigeria to fulfil the promises made to the Super Eagles players that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations held in Tunisia.

The 53-year-old was amongst the ’94 Super Eagles set who were honoured during the Awards ceremony at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on Monday night. 

Eguavoen speaking at the 2nd Aiteo/NFF Football Awards appealed to the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation to help facilitate the fulfilment of the housing pledge made to members of the ’94 squad ex-ACB Lagos star said via Completesports:

"This is the first time we are so honoured and this will help to bridge the distance between ex-internationals and the NFF,” Eguavoen said.

"I want to make a passionate appeal to the NFF to help facilitate the release of houses promised us in 1994. Some of us got theirs, some did not, while five amongst us have passed on, and their children should be the beneficiaries of such benefits.

"A line in our national anthem reads ‘the labour of our heroes past shall never be in vain. I urge the government to fulfil the promise made.”

In attendance of the 1994 Afcon winning side are Sunday Oliseh, Daniel Amokachi, Ben Iroha, Samson Siasia, Uche Okechukwu and Geroge Finidi.

The next edition of the award will hold next year.