Former Super Eagles player and striker, Benedict Akwuegbu has promised hand sanitizers and face masks for members of the media as the COVID-19 pandemic bites harder.
The former St Gallen and Grazer AK forward stated this while on the hot seat of Nigeria’s WhatsApp platform for football, Let’s Gist Naija this Tuesday while he also picked between his generation of Eagles team or the current crop.
“The current crop of players now are very good and agile as the coach is doing a good job with the German mentality but the 2002 Eagles was a very strong and powerful team”, he said.
“It was just unfortunate that we didn’t win the nations cup having lost on penalties but we had a fantastic team and solid”.
Benedict Akwuegbu started his career at the age of 15 in Nigeria before moving to French outfit RC Lens at the age of 17. Then he spent five years in Belgium with KRC Harelbeke, KSV Waregem, KVK Tienen. Austrian side Grazer AK signed him after the 1998 season.
Akwuegbu was selected to U-17 World Cup Final squad in 1989 hosted by Scotland. However, he never had the chance to play as sitting on the bench in all four matches without substitution. Nigeria was beaten by eventual winner Saudi Arabia at the quarter-final stage. He also played for the U-20 national side.
In 2000, his success in Austria made him join Nigeria for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament which he played his first international game against Tunisia. With his progress in the team he was involved in the 2002 World Cup Qualifier and scoring two goals in the process. His performance made him selected to the 2002 World Cup final squad. He played his only World Cup game against England. He scored eight goals for Nigeria at international level.