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Losciuto banks on African experience to help Eagles

23 August 2015, 10:07

Abuja - Super Eagles assistant coach Jean Francois Losciuto says his experience working in Africa will help Nigeria return to its glory days.

The Belgian has coaching experience on the continent after handling teams in Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Benin Republic, amid concerns chief coach, Sunday Oliseh has limited experience to coach the Eagles.

But Losciuto says his experience of working in Africa will come in handy and will help the team.

"My experience in Africa is good and the Tanzanians have a new coach and it is a new beginning for us as well.

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"I believe my experience in Africa will help us select players that are hungry and want to break into the fold and I am very optimistic and for that reason it should be something nice," Losciuto said.

The Super Eagles - albeit the home based players - have been training in Abuja for a week now, with the overseas based players expected to join them at the end of the month.

The Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania will be Oliseh's first test as the Super Eagles coach.
Nigeria remains second on qualifying group G, behind leaders Egypt only on goals difference.

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