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Babayaro: Oliseh is confused

09 October 2015, 13:13

Lagos - Former Nigeria International goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro says Super Eagles head coach Sunday Oliseh is at a loss over the best way to handle the Super Eagles.

Speaking after the team's 2-0 loss to Congo DR in a friendly game played in Belgium, Babayaro blames the coach’s starting lineup and substitutions.

Also read: Oliseh, a manager or a martinet?

"Oliseh is confused, his starting lineup is proof that right now he doesn't know what he’s doing," Babayaro told News24.

"A coach who has a central defender like Efe Ambrose and chooses to play Leon Balogun a right back as a central defender is confused.

"Shehu Abdullahi didn't do badly as a right back but still Ambrose is in the team and from that same spot he was untouchable in the team for four years, why is he on the bench?"

He called on the Nigeria Football Federation to ensure Oliseh stays in Nigeria and watch the local lads himself, as those presently being called up by the coaches in charge are not the best legs in the local league.

The newly appointed Super Eagles coach lost his first game in yesterday against Congo DR and has so far won just one in the three games he has managed the Eagles, being the 2-0 win over Niger Republic in a friendly.

Nigeria under Oliseh will play Cameroun next on Sunday in Brussels, in another friendly game in preparations for AFCON 2017 and World cup 2018 qualifiers.

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