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Oliseh: People’s doubt motivates me

27 July 2015, 12:22

Lagos - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has posited that he understands and is motivated by the concerns expressed over his lack of coaching experience as he gets set to announce his first list of invited players for upcoming games.

Concerns continue to grow over his lack of ‘proper coaching experience’, which has prompted many to doubt his coaching capability, as his only experience as a coach came seven years ago when he was briefly in charge of Belgian third division outfit, Vervetois.

But Oliseh says the doubts expressed can only motivate him and his crew ahead of the task of handling the Super Eagles.

Also read: Oliseh’s first Super Eagles list out in two weeks

“Many out of love for our fatherland have expressed their doubts in my coaching crew and my ability to coach and take to a higher level the Super Eagles. This is understandable to an extent but definitely an added motivation,” Oliseh said.

“I am fully aware that though this is the honeymoon period of the job as we are yet to play a game, there are all kinds of other uphill difficulties ahead of us,” he added.

He is expected to announce his first list of invited players – all home based – in the first week of August ahead of the CHAN qualifiers against Burkina Faso, and a week later, a list of overseas based players for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania.

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