November 23, 2015

Oliseh: Eagles‘re making progress

Oliseh ex Super Eagles coach

SUPER Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh in reviewing his five months in charge of the national team, submitted that the Eagles are making progress under his watch.

Oliseh, Super Eagles  coach

Oliseh, Super Eagles

The former defensive midfielder revealed in an article on his website that it has been challenging coaching a nation with 170m people who are football analysts and coaches, but the results have been promising.

The Eagles have played eight games, with four wins, three draws and one loss, scoring nine goals and conceding two under Oliseh.

He argued that there wasn’t any special achievement of late, the Super Eagles will want to emulate, but the team is growing steadily.

“One would think prior to taking charge of the Super Eagles, Nigeria were winning every game and playing champagne football.

“The truth is the total opposite though as we only recorded one victory in five games, including a home defeat to Uganda, and were absent from the 2015 Afcon.

“Moses Simon, Sylvester Igboun, Chima Akas, Paul Onobie, Shehu Abdullahi, Carl Ikeme, Odion Ighalo and Austin Obaroakpo among others are new players that now star for the Super Eagles. That were not the case in the recent past and it is refreshing to see and be part of their team build-up.

“I am quite optimistic about the progression of the Super Eagles and just as we welcome the applause that have been showered on the team by the fans, we also welcome constructive criticisms towards the team that simultaneously offer suggestions at how it could be done better.”