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10 things you must know about Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria on Wednesday appointed Sunday Oliseh as coach on a three-year contract. Vanguard Online presents ten things you need to know about the Super Eagles gaffer.

Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh was born 14 September 1974 in Abavo, Delta State.

Oliseh played 54 international matches and scored two goals for Nigeria

He played at the Football World Cups of 1994 and 1998

Oliseh also participated in the Olympic gold medal winning team of 1996.

He is mostly remembered for scoring the winning goal in the group stage match against Spain in the 1998 World Cup, as Nigeria prevailed 3–2. A throw-in deep in the Spanish half was headed clear by a defender – Oliseh ran and fired an explosive shot from 25 yards and took Spanish goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta completely by surprise

Despite captaining Nigeria during the 2002 African Cup of Nations, Oliseh was omitted from the World Cup squad later that year for disciplinary reasons

Oliseh retired from international football in June 2002

In March 2004, Oliseh was sacked by Borussia Dortmund after punching team-mate Vahid Hashemian while on loan at VfL Bochum

In January 2006, at the age of 31, Oliseh retired from professional football after playing a half season for Belgian top club K.R.C. Genk

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