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Oliseh’s axe dangles on Emenike

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There are very strong indications that Sunday Oliseh will axe Emmanuel Emenike from next month’s World Cup qualifier against Swaziland after the striker failed to deliver in four matches under the new Eagles coach.

Oliseh is a big admirer of Emenike after he top scored at the 2013 AFCON in South Africa, but he has now gone more than two years without a goal for the three-time African champions.

Emenike Emmanuel
Emenike Emmanuel

His last goal was in Ethiopia in October 2013 in a final 2014 World Cup play-off.

A top source close to the team revealed: “Oliseh is disappointed Emenike has not justified the confidence he has in him.

He has been given his chance by the coach, who is now seriously considering Odion Ighalo to lead his attack against Swaziland next month.”

Watford striker Ighalo responded to his snub by the Eagles coach for his first set of call-ups by scoring in a 3-0 win over Cameroon in Brussels.

It was his second goal for the Eagles after he fired his first against Chad in Kaduna in June.

Nigeria and Swaziland will battle for a place in the third round of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign.

The two legs are slated for between November 9 and 17 with the overall winners to a third round to be played on a mini-league basis.

 

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