We now know players fit for Eagles, says Oliseh
SUPER Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, has revealed that the senior national team coaches will soon build a standard side that Nigerians would be proud.
Specifically, the coach, whose team laboured to a goalless draw with Swaziland in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday, said the coaches now know those who are not fit to play for the Super Eagles, adding that there was no room for mediocrity in team.
Reacting to performance of some of the players on Friday, Oliseh said the coaches were gradually getting to know the ability of every player aspiring to play for the team, regretting that some of them have not lived up to expectations.
He said: “We are continuing to know our team more and more and I think there are some of the players who cannot fit into our level. So, we will go back to look at those who can give us what we want.”
Oliseh was not particularly pleased with, midfielder, Rabiu Ibrahim, who came in as a substitute and was removed shortly after.
It turned out that Ibrahim was nursing an injury that hampered his movement during the game.
“We discovered that he had an injury and he did not let us know. The least you can do is to let your coaches know what is happening to you,” Oliseh said.
Nigeria will meet Swaziland in the second leg of the World Cup tomorrow with the winner qualifying to enter the group stage of the Russia 2018 qualifying series.
Shortly after the goal less draw in Lobambo, Swaziland Coach, Harris Bulunga, boasted that his team will get the result they need to qualify for the group stage, citing their impressive away record to buttress his point.
But Oliseh dismisses such ‘dreams’, saying the Eagles are far too superior to Swaziland.
“He has every right to dream, but I want to assure you that we will see the real Eagles in Port Harcourt. Our mission is to qualify for the World Cup and they cannot stop us.”