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Ighalo: Oliseh, Enyeama Clash Affected Eagles Against DR Congo

Ighalo: Oliseh, Enyeama Clash Affected Eagles Against DR Congo

By Johnny Edward:

Watford forward Odion Ighalo has admitted that ‎the Eagles were not at their best in Thursday's international friendly loss to DR Congo.


Goals from Dieumerci Mbokani and Jordan Nkololo handed the Super Eagles a 2-0 loss, their first defeat under coach Sunday Oliseh after three games.

The defeat came hours after former skipper Vincent ‎Enyeama stormed out of the Eagles camp and quit the team.

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Ighalo who made his first start under Oliseh told Completesportsnigeria.com the team was badly affected by the upheaval in camp.

"It was a bad game‎ but we have to move on," Ighalo said.
"The crisis affected the team but we have to move on from it.
"But we must psyche ourselves up for the game against Cameroun." 

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  • Yusuf Ango 6 years ago

    Excuse, Excuses, Excuses!!! Who did not know that the simering crisis that climaxed in Belgium between key personnel of the not-so-Supper Eagles would affect everything concerning this event? Let’s hope it stops with this loss and not spill into the next game.

  • It takes a disciplinarian to instil discipline. Oliseh was never disciplined during his playing days, else he would have known how to handle such situations. How could you have a match in two days yet cause such a distraction. What does it take to caution a guy coming from his mother’s burial, or probably mete out punishment after the match. That was the captain for crying out loud! You sacrifice naija on the alter of you personal ego. Abeg joo!

  • rubish fly chicken olise,, it is now ur time and insist on. someone to apologise to you while u are out off supper e

  • teehay 6 years ago

    well! I don’t blame olise cos if he knew nemesis willl catch up with him he wouldn’t sacrifice d national team for his ego. I guess he saw vincent as a threat in d team which he knew he might later have issues with him. he has forgotten how he with his fellow accomplice disorganised the national team through their indiscipline and now as a boss he want to instilled discipline. it a law of karma

  • Chigozie 6 years ago

    Oliseh has shown again that he has no human heart.  You don't control an adult by rebuking him in public.  This is our national team captain who lost his mother and had just buried her only to report to camp to face embarrassment from a men he called his coach, who invited him to the them. Oliseh should have had compassion with him and happy to see him back to the team than scolding him for coming to camp late.  Maybe Oliseh has not yet lost his mother or maybe lost her when he was young if not he would have known how it pains lossing ones mother.

  • G.Masah 6 years ago

    Oliseh is a good football analyst on paper n on TV but definitely lacks even the charisma to lead a team like our Eagles, it was even shocking to see him appointed our coach. The man is an epitome of indiscipline/dictatorship in his playing days n so what more do you expect from a man full of ego ?we should expect more embarrassing moments on n off the pitch.

  • I beg to differ in opinion over the matter. We all need to be objective over the matter because there are too many conflicting reports over the matter. My take on this issue changed when I read Colin Udoh’s account. He presented His interview live and direct with each of them and drew clear conclusion unbiased. This issue has absolutely nothing to do with Enyeama coming late to camp. Both if them were wrong but in my opinion Vincent erred the more. Oliseh did nothing wrong by appointing another captain BUT not informing Enyeama ahead was VERY wrong and that hit him below the belt. However, Enyeama was the first person Oliseh consulted. He went to personally consult with him first about his plans but Enyeama has been drumming it to his ears that he will retire soon and that in no way doesn’t fit into Oliseh’s plan. The report from Udoh who is physically present in Belgium stated that Enyeama was also rude in responding to the matter. Finally, Enyeama said Oliseh insulted the memory of his mother while Oluseh said he never did such and that was the last straw that broke the Carmel’s back.

  • kingly onyem a 6 years ago

    The suPer eagles is not one man`s bussiness so both d coach and d players should have contributions to move the team forward.in as much as oliseh asked enyeama to shut up or b bundled out habaa! That’s dictatorship.he wld have allowed him to talk b4 giving his mafia instruction.

  • EMMY.J 6 years ago

    Fuck u oliseh rili disappointed me….gonna miss d legend ENYENMA

  • @Debo thank you! Fans are fickle and hypocrite. Because Enyeama is the fan’s favourite,he’s faultless and infallible? During the keshi’s era the issue was Odemwingie who claimed that the coach had told him he was in his plan but in Keshi’s provisional list of 2013 nations cup,Osaze wasn’t there. The guy was hurt having been assured of some consideration but wasn’t given chance to try even if he would be dropped later. He went on social media to vent his anger and abuse the coach(wrong move), fans were behind Keshi and label Osaze arrogant. There,Keshi erred as he failed to try the player even if he’ll be dropped later. Odemwingie erred by abusing his coach on twitter. But Keshi was seen as perfect;without fault.

    Now,enyeama abused his coach because of captaincy and the coach said he should leave the training pitch,he refused until he was bundled out. We fans now couldn’t see what was wrong with abusing leader and considered Oliseh wicked. Enyeama was wrong n Oliseh was wrong but a leader is a leader no matter what! During Keshi-Osaze’s fiasco,fan abused Osaze for abusing his coach. But now,they don’t abuse Enyeama for abusing his coach!

    If you are a boss in some capacity,you people might do more than what Oliseh did if somebody under you is abusive upon decision made whereupon you have clout to make it.

  • I dont really blame enyeama coz when he reported to camp in belgiun. He did that for the respect he had for the coach and the country. I wnt to believe the coach(Oliseh) dont knw hw to manage player.when enyeama said he had something to say if the coach felt that the time is not condusive for him(enyeama) to say something there is other better way to persuade not to say it. Not by insisting word to word with a key player Of the team who you and I knw is vital for the progression of the team now. This is why he is called manager not only coaching them on the field he should be able to manage the players out the field. I see more squables coming between and his players if he cannot keep his head cool as a coach who have come to learn. He shld knw that he has not arrived.