Nigeria: Why I’m Scouting for Players in Europe – Oliseh

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Super Eagles Head coach, Sunday Oliseh, has attributed his search for players for the team in Europe to the near absence of regular players for the team.

Consequently, he said, he was not under any pressure to deliver since he does not have a proper squad to work with at the moment.

He said in an interview on Brila FMfrom his Belgium base on Saturday that he had no base to start his job since there were no seven players that can be said had played 80% of the team matches in the last one year.

“As it is now, we are practically left with no base to start with because for the past one year, we have not had a regular Super Eagles playing team where we can say these are the seven players who play 80 per cent of our games,” he said.

“So we are practically starting from the scratch. That’s why we have to go round Europe and monitor our players and also talk to some of them.”

Despite the problem of time constraint on the job, assured that he was capable of handling the task, even assuring that he and his technical crew would give their all.”There are no fears because we are talking about football,” Oliseh said.

“I promise we are going to give 150 per cent. It’s a very difficult task, a huge one that anyone can imagine. That notwithstanding, we are willing to give it our best. Even my technical crew and I are looking forward to starting preparations in earnest.”

The coach is expected in the country today to start preparations for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with the invited home based players invited to camp penultimate week.

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