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It’s impossible to win every match – Oliseh

By Tony Ubani

Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has responded to critics who have been calling for his sack following the dismal performance of the national team at the 2016 African   Nations Championship.

The former Juventus and Ajax Amsterdam midfielder has scored himself high, pointing out the Super Eagles have been beaten only twice since he took over from Stephen Keshi and went on a ten-game unbeaten run before losing to Guinea in Rwanda.

Oliseh said: “It’s been 14 games since I took over as Chief Coach of the Super Eagles. We have lost just one official game and one friendly game. Nigeria scored 19 goals, conceded six. Eagles qualified for the group stages of the World Cup and we are still on track to qualify for the 2017 AFCON. So where is this failure that some of our critics are trying to sell to Nigerians.”

File: Super Eagles players celebrate with coach Sunday Oliseh
File: Super Eagles players celebrate with coach Sunday Oliseh

Continuing, the former national team captain said, “ Unless you mean that for Coach Sunday Oliseh and his crew to be successful they must win every match. Even the world Champions, Germany are not doing that, talk less of us that is a brand new team that we started building just for some months now.”

In a video message released on his website yesterday Oliseh said: “I am addressing this insanity that has befallen some of our critics and I call it insanity because you must be insane to start seeking a plebiscite on the future of the national team’s coach of Nigeria because we lost CHAN,”adding, “with all due respect, CHAN is probably the least important tournament that is held by CAF and it is a tournament that weighs more on the strength of the leagues against one another.

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