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NFF defends choice of Oliseh for Eagles

09 July 2015, 12:44

Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation have defended their choice of Sunday Oliseh as the next Super Eagles coach.

The choice of Oliseh as Stephen Keshi’s successor has raised eyebrows in several quarters, with many questioning his competence, given his lack of practical experience as a coach.

But chairman of the NFF technical department, Felix Anyansi-Agwu insists the former Super Eagles captain is competent enough to ‘take Nigerian football to a new height’.

Also read: NFF offers Oliseh five year deal to coach Super Eagles

“We have confidence in his capacity and we are confident he will take the Super Eagles and Nigerian football to a new height,” Anyansi-Agwu stated.

“The technical committee which I am chairman of, recommended him and this would not have been possible without having strong convictions about his competence.

“Not just my personal conviction, but that of the members of the technical committee and we looked at all the issues on ground dispassionately and we came to a conclusion that he is the best choice,” he added.

Oliseh, a distinguished and accomplished playing career he had, and also holds a UEFA Pro-license coaching badge, but is yet to have any concrete coaching experience, with the closest he got was with Belgian third division side, Vervietois between 2008 and 2009, a development which has drawn concerns from several Nigerians.

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