Lagos - Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has made a dramatic
U-turn on his choice of players for the team, as he now stated that players
from lower divisions of leagues can now be called to the Super Eagles.
Oliseh had famously stated during his unveiling as the Super
Eagles coach that only players from ‘first division of credible leagues’ will
henceforth get invitations to the team.
But in a dramatic twist, the former Nigeria captain says he
will consider goalkeepers who play in lower divisions because according to him,
they are a ‘different breed’.
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“Playing in the first division to get invitations only
applies to outfield players but it doesn’t apply to goalkeepers because they
are a different breed as we call them.
“This doesn’t also apply to players coming through the ranks
but I mean players who are already in the national fold.
“Players who might have excelled in the U23’s and the U20’s
are also eligible to play for the Super Eagles.
“A player who has excelled for Nigeria at the top level and
who has won titles for Nigeria and who we feel is at the top form of his game
and due to no fault of his, his club falls down to the second division and the
club refuses to sell him, those are the players we have to look at the shape
they are in and make exceptions to,” Oliseh stated.
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