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Debut victory excites Oliseh

09 September 2015, 15:17

Port Harcourt - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh is excited after recording his first win as Nigeria coach, after they beat Niger Republic 2-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday.

Speaking after the game, Oliseh said his team played with more organization than they did against Tanzania, and added that he is happy for the players.

"It was important for us to win, but it was important to play organized and that is why I'm happy for the lads," he said.

The 40-year old also stated that the game helped him assess his team if they had corrected the mistakes made against Tanzania.

Also read: Oliseh admits his team was disorganised

"We were expecting that (a good performance) and we were hoping for that because we didn't just want to play the Nigeriens, we also wanted to play ourselves.

"We wanted to see how far we were evolving and whether we corrected the mistakes we made on Saturday (against Tanzania)."

Oliseh went on to praise FC Taraba midfielder Usman Mohamed, who shone brightly in the 45 minutes he played.

"Yeah he's a very good player but he still has a lot to learn and I think with time, if he continues to improve like he's done. We've worked with him for three and a half weeks and I've seen the progression and I just hope he doesn't forget the things we've done when we come back again," Oliseh added.

The next challenges for the former Super Eagles midfielder are the CHAN qualifiers against Burkina Faso next month.

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