Nigeria vs Egypt: My Eagles will be mostly foreign-based —Oliseh


Sunday Oliseh, Super Eagles coach
Taiwo Adelu
Chief Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, has given an insight on the composition of his team for the two legged Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Egypt next month.
Nigeria are scheduled to host the first leg of the qualifier for the 2017 AFCON in Gabon in Kaduna on 25 March and four days later played against the Pharaohs in Cairo.
Oliseh said that with the interactions he had with some of the foreign-based players and some of their matches watched on television, he is excited that they are currently doing well.
“I have not sent any list to Nigeria Football Federation, but the team will be predominantly foreign-based,” Oliseh said.
The coach also revealed that he has been contacting the players through emails and phone calls, while he has watched matches of the polayers in Holland and Belgium.
By next week he hopes to be in England as part of his shuttle diplomacy to intimate the players about his programme for the all-important qualifiers.
“The good news is that I will get some funds from the football authority to travel. This will not give me the chance to come to Nigeria this Friday because if I come around I will be doing nothing,” the coach said in a live interview on Lagos sports radio early Tuesday.
“I hope to be back in the country in the next two weeks to kick start the programme. Thanks goodness, we still have about 31 days to the match in Kaduna and most of our players abroad are in good form now,” he said.
Oliseh further disclosed that he has been doing some underground works on Nigeria’s opponents as he was able to get tapes of the Pharaohs’ matches through some contacts in Egypt.
“The Egyptians are result-oriented. They are good in the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper