Former Super Eagles player and coach, Sunday Oliseh has given the Super Eagles the formula to win the AFCON.
The former Juventus star revealed this when he spoke to Nigeria Info Abuja on Monday.
“If we want to win, we have to play the Nigerian football. And what is Nigerian football? It is aggressive and it is full of pace, that’s what we are to play.”
When asked about his thoughts on Jose Peseiro who would take over from Austin Eguavoen as the Super Eagles substantive manager after the AFCON, Oliseh did not mince words and questioned the decision.
“Why the fanatical craze to always want to appoint a foreign coach for the Super Eagles? That is the thing I still can’t get my head around. Is he telling all Nigerian coaches and Nigerian people they are not capable of coaching the Super Eagles? Why is this craze, I’m almost tempted to call it loss of ideas to always take a foreign coach and we always take coaches nobody knows before they come to Nigeria, why?”
The former Ajax midfielder said he will support Austin Eguavoen for the Super Eagles job, even as a permanent manager and he expressed optimism that Eguavoen would deliver.
“I’m looking forward to seeing Eguavoen perform. I’m very optimistic for the man. I’m in total support of his being there. In fact, I hope he can do well and continue with the job after the tournament no matter what has been said before.”
Oliseh said that African coaches should be allowed to coach African national teams since most of them do not get coaching jobs outside Africa.
“The thing there is that there is very little room for African coaches to coach abroad anywhere, so the only avenue where African coaches can express themselves is back home. If you take that away from them, you’re practically just killing the profession for African coaches back home.”