Saturday, April 2, 2011


Despite the Super Eagles impressive start under Coach Samson Siasia, former skipper Sunday Oliseh believes that it’s not yet uhuru for the team.

Oliseh declares in a chat with Complete Sports that the victory recorded against minnows Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Kenya should not tempt the players into believing that they’re now a force to be reckoned with in the world of football.

“The game against Argentina at home will show us really whether team stand and the kind of pattern that suits our players. The coach has done well for himself and I think he need more support, but playing just two midfielders might be difficult against  stronger teams,” the former Borussia Dortmund midfield ace said. Oliseh who made his debut for the national team in the 6-0 drubbing of Ethiopia in Lagos in 1993 further believes that the new found form of the team’s attack could be the tonic the two time African champions need to get back to the respected height on the global stage.

“Since the lethal Rashidi Yekini left the scene, a lot of strikers have proven that they are capable of  shouldering the goal scoring responsibilities of the team but due to some inconsistencies and injury,  we have had to rotate strikers.

“But one good thing I spotted from the games the current Eagles played was the killer instinct Ike Uche is blessed with and I think with good supply of ball, he will be a great player for the team.

Scoring three goals in two games on his return is good for us,” the Pass Master as Oliseh was fondly called during his hey-days opined.

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