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Oliseh denies making U-turn on players’ selection

29 July 2015, 17:50Israel Ojoko

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.

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