Lagos - Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh, will return
to the country next week, as preparations hit top gear for next month’s 2017
Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam.
The former Super Eagles captain is presently in the United
Kingdom with his assistant, Jean Francois Loscuito, and a number of meetings
with senior Nigerian internationals in that country are on-going.
Oliseh, officially presented on July 15, has assured that he
is already working assiduously towards raising a solid squad to pick up three
vital points from East Africa in four-and-half weeks’ time.
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“The match in Dar es Salaam is very, very crucial, not only
because it will be my first match as Head Coach, but also because we have no
choice than to win. The three points are important for us to keep up the tempo
in our group.” A press released made available to News24 reads.
“We are on the same three points with Egypt, though they
have scored a goal more. That is why we cannot afford any slip along the way.
We will deal first with the match in Tanzania, and then we will start thinking
about the CHAN qualifiers with Burkina Faso in October, and then the World Cup
qualifying fixture in November.
“There is a lot of work. After these matches, we will now
start working towards the two AFCON qualifying matches we have with the
Pharaohs in March next year.”
The Super Eagles play Tanzania at the National Stadium, Dar
es Salaam on Saturday, 5th September, with an international friendly to fulfill
a few days later.
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