The Eagles require an outright win in the second leg after they were held to a scoreless draw in Lombamba on Friday
Browsing: Sunday Oliseh
On arrival, the coach moved straight to the team’s camp at Bolton White Hotel and Apartment in Abuja, where he was awaiting the home-based players and their foreign based counterparts
The Nigeria Football Federation had initially announced a list of 23 players on Thursday without the former under-17 and under-20 playmaker
Captain Gbolahan Salami stated that the team is even more determined to get a win for Nigeria and Oliseh
The Super Eagles handler told thenff.com that he is overwhelmed by the messages of support, well wishes and prayers he has been receiving from Nigerians
Before now, both the coach and his employers at different time denied the latter’s ailment, saying he had been active in camp and focused on leading the home Eagles to victory in the return leg of the CHAN 2016 qualifier against Burkina Faso this weekend
Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, revealed that he attempted contacting the player a day after the news of his retirement emerged but has since not succeeded in exchanging correspondences with the Fenerbahce loanee
The report claimed that the coach was consigned to his hotel room as a result of the contagious nature of his ailment.
Oliseh however denied the claim, saying there was no iota of truth in the report as he is fully involved the Home-Eagles preparation for the return leg of the CHAN 2016 qualifier against the Stallions of Burkina Faso this weekend.
The team’s media officer, Toyin Ibitoye, informed that the technical crew are not leaving any stone unturned as they have mapped out strategies to block all the loopholes that were noticed in the first leg
The Eagles suffered a shockingly two nil loss in the hands of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday
Enyeama left the Eagles’ camp for his France base on Thursday after Oliseh announced CSKA Moscow forward, Ahmed Musa, as the team’s new skipper
Onigbinde’s words: “Though, I wasn’t in Belgium, but from account of what I have heard and read in the newspapers, I think Oliseh must learn players management and tread with caution if he must succeed on the job.
“The players are human beings too and they must be accorded respect too
The Lille safe pair of hands, who has put in 13 years into the Super Eagles, quit after his row with the Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh
There are three-time FIFA World Cup star, Vincent Enyeama, defenders Efe Ambrose and Elderson Echiejile, midfielders John Mikel Obi and Ogenyi Onazi, as well as forwards Ahmed Musa and Emmanuel Emenike (who have all played at the FIFA World Cup), and relatively new faces Carl Ikeme, Dele Alampasu, Leon Balogun, Abdullahi Shehu, Kingsley Madu, Wilfred Ndidi, William Troost Ekong, Obiora Nwankwo, Rabiu Ibrahim, Sylvester Igbonu, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi
The Super Eagles camp in Belgium was torn into shreds following squabbles between Oliseh and Enyeama ahead of Thursday’s friendly against Congo
The issue was however put under checks by officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, who pleaded for the goalkeeper to remain in camp ahead of Thursday’s game against Congo DR
Okpara, the Team Manager of Orlando Pirates FC of Soweto, said the coach was already aware of what to do and the players to use to form his team
FIFA underscored that Iwobi can put on the green-white-green since he has permanent Nigerian citizenship
Ahmed Musa gave Nigeria the lead after 11 minutes from the penalty spot after Antony Ujah was upended on his way to goal
The Super Eagles in a friendly piped Niger by a lone goal on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State