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Odegbami: Oliseh’ll Take Nigerian Football To New Heights

Odegbami: Oliseh’ll Take Nigerian Football To New Heights

By James Agberebi:

Former Green Eagles skipper, Segun Odegbami, has stated that incoming Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has what it takes to move Nigerian football to the next level.

Odegbami made this remark as a special guest on Sunrise Daily, on Channels Television, Thursday.

"Sunday Oliseh has the capacity to take our football beyond where we are," he began.

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"If you look at the Nigerian musicians and actors now, they have transformed both the music industry and Nollywood because a lot of intellectuals are coming into it, they have taken the industry to a certain level, and that is what Sunday Oliseh is bringing into Nigerian football.

"Listen to his analysis, listen to his commentaries, read his writeups and you will see that he has something that all our other coaches didn't have."

Odegbami, a 1980 AFCON winner went on to point out why most Nigerian coaches can't compete at the highest level.

"In our coaching, we arrive at a plateau, a level, where we couldn't rise above because we lack certain ingredients. We are a young footballing nation. We are not as old as the other big footballing nations, we are really young.

"We arrive at a point, and we couldn't rise above that point. And there is a thin line between where we were and where we are suppose to be.

"But to make that cross, we need this ingredients which is very important in coaching. And that is what separates the likes of Jose Mourinho, Alex Ferguson and Luiz Enrique from the rest of the coaches, which is intellectual capacity."

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  • Hassan Oluwadare 6 years ago

    I am yet to be really convinced about Oliseh’s ability to do better than Keshi. He may have the certificates but has he really been tested and found trusted in a real game scenario? He is said to have handled a team before;not minding their level,how did they fare under his tutelage?