Eguavoen counsels Arsenal loyalists

EguavoenAs all the matches of the 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 get underway from next week, visitors and consumers at Heineken Champions Planet are still relishing their experiences and the outcome of the first leg matches.

However, consolidating on its brand role by engaging consumers with the matches and other innovative games, Heineken hosted another football legend. It was the turn of former Super Eagles coach, Austin ‘Cerezo’ Eguavoen to be engaged by visitors of the Heineken Champions Planet with the matches of the night and his best moments on the national team.

Moments after taking the ‘Hot Seat’, Eguavoen, who guided Super Eagles of Nigeria to win bronze at the 2006, African Cup of Nations in Egypt, told the large gathering of mainly Arsenal FC loyalists to brace up with the reality of a likely exit of their team in this season’s competition.

“We have to face the reality that the team have a high mountain to climb especially against a compact Bayern Munich side that dominated play all through the night at the Emirates Stadium in London,” the defender, who was part of the AFCON victory for Nigeria in 1994 in Tunisia, said.

“The UEFA Champions League has thrown some funny results in the past and there could still be hope for Arsenal if they go into the return leg match with the right attitude and Bayern fail to play at their optimum,” Eguavoen remarked.

Arsenal, still looking for the trophy in the past eight years, will have to fight back from the 1-3 home loss against last year’s UEFA Champions League finalist, Bayern Munich.

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