Head coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, has spoken about the unity in the team’s camp, as they continue to work towards a spot at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.
Oliseh’s men were held to a 0-0 draw by Tanzania last weekend, a result that has left them in second place, two points behind leaders Egypt. But the former national team captain is confident that Nigeria will qualify.
“I have said it over and over that I am no magician,” he said at a press conference in Port Harcourt.
“We have to come to accept the hard fact that we are not right there at the top there, at the moment.
“No doubt, we have potential, and based on the unity I have seen amongst the players, and the willingness to work hard and accomplish, we will get back to the top in good time.”
Ahead of Tuesday’s friendly match against Niger Republic, Oliseh reinstated the fact that he was building the team from scratch.
He said: “We are building a new team, and patience is required. It is like starting from the scratch, because the fact is that we didn’t qualify for the last Africa Cup of Nations.
“However, I have the confidence that this group will make Nigeria proud again.”
“I am not a magician” – Oliseh
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