Lagos - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has denied report
of him making a U-turn on the caliber of players that will feature for the
Super Eagles in subsequent matches.
Oliseh, on the day of his unveiling as the new coach of
Super Eagles announced that only players in top division clubs of credible leagues
will henceforth be invited to the team’s camp.
However, there were reports on Tuesday that the Nigeria
coach has made a dramatic U-turn on such decision, but the former Super Eagles
captain has denied the report.
Also read: Oliseh makes U-turn on selection of players for Eagles
“Only 1st Division Players are eligible to play for the
super Eagles. Only exceptions= U23,U20 players & Goalkeepers! No U turn as
some claim!” Oliseh declared on his twitter handle on Wednesday.
“The best players in the first division are used to a
certain tempo and competition standard, and we need this tempo for the Super
Eagles, that is why we made such decision.”
Oliseh is expected to announce his first group 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 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania.For
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