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