Oliseh: Only Fit Eagles Will Play Vs Tanzania

Oliseh: Only Fit Eagles Will Play Vs Tanzania

—Nigeria Coach Praises 3SC, Abia Warriors

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles Sunday Oliseh has told completesportsnigeria.com that all invited players will be duly assessed for injuries when training resumes on Tuesday in Abuja.

Oliseh who was the cynosure of all eyes at the Adamansingba Stadium in Ibadan on Sunday where Shooting Stars defeated Abia Warriors 2-0 in one of the Glo Premier League games downplayed injury concerns to Torino’s Joel Obi and Lukman Haruna, who recently returned from suspension with Anzhi Makhachkala.

Joel Obi was not listed for Torino’s second consecutive Serie A game, raising doubts regarding his fitness for the tie against Tanzania, but Oliseh has refused to rule the player out.

“We will assess every player before the game and only fit players will be listed to represent the country,” Oliseh told Completesportsnigeria.com.

“Lukman missed two games with Anzhi Makhachkala because of suspension and that makes him fresh going into this game while Obi will be assessed when he comes.”

On his assessment of the Glo Premier League game, Oliseh however refused to compare it to the days when he featured for Julius Berger.

“It’s very different now because I played in the league and watched the league occasionally as an ex-player but now as a coach it will be unfair to judge them but both teams showed glimpses of brilliance,” he said.

“Abia Warriors were a handful for 3SC even if the Ibadan team profited from a defensive error, that’s not to say that 3SC didn’t deserve to win.”