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NFF boss claims Oliseh snubbed ‘big countries’ for Nigeria

16 July 2015, 13:14

Abuja - As reactions continue to trail the appointment of Sunday Oliseh as the new Super Eagles coach, President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has claimed Oliseh snubbed several ‘big countries’ to accept the Nigeria offer.

The new Nigeria coach was officially announced and presented to the media on Wednesday in Abuja, amidst concerns and criticisms over his lack of coaching experience, but speaking in the defense of the former Nigeria captain, Pinnick said Oliseh had several offers from ‘big countries’ which he turned down in honor of Nigeria.

Also read: NFF unveils Oliseh as new Super Eagles coach

“I can assure you,” he began, “Nigeria is not the first country that approached him (Oliseh) to coach their national team,” Pinnick said.

“A lot of big countries have approached him and I don’t want to mention those countries but he chose Nigeria.

“So to me it’s not just historic that he has come, it is biblical that he has come and by God’s grace he will deliver,” Pinnick added.

Pinnick had also earlier called for support for the former Super Eagles captain, after his appointment came under intense scrutiny due to his lack of practical coaching experience.

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