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Babangida appeals for patience with Oliseh

08 September 2015, 12:10

Lagos - Former Nigeria international, Tijani Babangida has appealed to Nigerians to be patient with Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, following his poor debut against Tanzania on Saturday.

Reacting to the result, Babaginda pleaded that Oliseh would need more time to mould a better and stronger team for the country, since he was working with the players for the first time.

“The players were mostly new, playing for the first time for the country, and playing to a new system introduced by a new coach. In such a situation, it takes time for them to adapt to it. It is a work in progress and with time everything will be okay,” he said.

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Babangida, who is now a special liaison to Oliseh and technical matters, also added that team selections for the game was done on merit and will continue to be so.

“I want to assure you that every good player would have a chance in the team. So, no manager should think they can come and bribe Oliseh for him to play their players.

“The good thing is that Oliseh can read a match. In thirty minutes, he made a change which stabilized the game a bit. And in the second half, the players understood the coach and they played better.

“They were only able to play this after only two training sections. A lot has changed and I think the team did well. Though, there are still lots of challenges but all will be changed very soon,” he added.

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