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Oliseh explains players’ invitation

22 September 2015, 11:26

Lagos - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has explained the criteria behind the invitation of 24 players for next month's double-header international friendlies against Congo and Cameroon.

The Nigeria coach has invited 24 players for the international friendly games and handed recalls to John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses, while captain and first choice goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama returns after missing the games against Tanzania and Niger Republic.

Speaking on his personal website, Oliseh said he is searching for players to build his team around, and promised to give all 24 players opportunities in the games.

Also read: Oliseh glad to see Super Eagles star in UCL

"The aim of doing this (inviting 24 players) is to keep trying to get our team together and trying to build and get our team together. We wanted an opportunity for the new coaching crew to keep working in one direction for Nigerians," Oliseh said.

"And because of that, i have assembled a team of 24 players to come in and we'll try to give as much playing time to these 24 players as possible and the good thing is we'll be together for seven days non-stop; working together and sharing ideas and trying to get the team's cohesion together.

"We are trying to get a nucleus; a group of players that we can build the team around and I don't just need one, I need several players and that's what we're going to do," Oliseh stated.

The Super Eagles face the Red Devils and Indomitable Lions of Cameroon respectively next month in two friendly games in Belgium.

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