Abuja - New Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh may have dashed
the hopes of Nigerian football fans who were expecting him to come with an all
attacking brand of football, as the Nigeria coach has admitted that may not
always be the case.
Speaking at his official unveiling as the Super Eagles coach
on Wednesday in Abuja, the 40-year old said his style of play will be largely
dependent on the quality of players he has and the opposition he faces, and not
just because of any pre-disposition to be an all attacking side.
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“We have mapped a playing system based on the players we
have,” Oliseh said.
“You cannot expect us to have a playing style that is
individualistic in approach because we do not have such players.
“So for that reason, we have to have a team style of play.
And what that means that all eleven players on the pitch will not only be told
what to do, but will be chosen based on certain qualities he has.
“For example, you cannot play in our attacking line up if
speed is not one of your strengths and that is something we are hoping to bring
up there,” he posited.
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