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Oliseh: I’m qualified to take over from Siasia

Former Super Eagles skipper, Sunday Oliseh said at the weekend that he was as good as any foreign coach that the Nigeria Football Federation may be thinking of hiring to replace Samson Siasia and therefore should be given the chance to coach the national team.

Oliseh who played his last game for the Eagles during the 2002 Nations Cup in Mali, argued that he has experience and the requisite qualification for the job. He added that he was best prepared to lead the Eagles to new heights.

“I have worked as a coach for two years and have a UEFA A license, which makes me as qualified as any foreign coach Nigeria would want to hire.

“And besides this education, I know the mentality of the players because I’m still one of them.”

The NFF is still foot-dragging on whether to replace Siasia who failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2012 Nations Cup as terms of his contract demanded.

Oliseh submitted that it was up to the NFF to take a stand in the best interest of the national team.

“But I now want to make it very clear that I’m ready to take up this challenge and I no longer wish to be seen as someone who refused to put himself forward for the good of his country,”Oliseh added.


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