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Oliseh arrives in Nigeria

17 August 2015, 12:01

Lagos - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has arrived Nigeria from Europe, ahead of preparations for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania, News24 can confirm.

The 40-year old arrived Lagos on Sunday evening, and will remain there as he is expected to ring the closing bell at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) today. He will thereafter board a flight to Abuja, where the Eagles will camp.

Oliseh had two weeks ago, invited 23 home based players for preparations for the AFCON qualifier against Tanzania, and the 2016 CHAN qualifiers against Burkina Faso.

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He is however expected to be in Abuja by dinner time, when he will meet with the players for the first time, ahead of their first training session on Tuesday.

All the 23 invited players were in action for their respective clubs last weekend in the Nigeria Professional Football League, and are expected to arrive Abuja this evening at the very latest.

This will be Oliseh’s first time with the team, after being appointed as Stephen Keshi‘s replacement last month.

Nigeria will play Tanzania in their second 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Dar-es-Salaam next month, and presently lie second behind Egypt in qualifying Group G

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