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Oliseh says players will decide pattern of play

15 July 2015, 17:58

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.

Also read: NFF unveils Oliseh as new Super Eagles coach

“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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