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Salami thriving under Oliseh

26 August 2015, 11:13

Abuja - Warri Wolves striker Gbolahan Salami is delighted to be part of the Nigeria squad being coached by former Super Eagles legend Sunday Oliseh.

Former Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax midfielder Oliseh had an illustrious international career during his playing days, participating in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups for his nation, as well as being part of the 1996 Olympic gold medal winning team.

The 40-year-old took over coaching the Nigeria national side after the controversial Stephen Keshi was eventually sacked from the role last month.

Also read: Salami hoping to continue good form for Super Eagles

Oliseh had his first training session with the squad last week and Salami, who scored in the 1-0 friendly win over an academy team, admitted his delight at being coached by someone he holds in such high regard.

"I must confess it's a great privilege to be working under coach Sunday Oliseh," Salami told Complete Sports Nigeria.

"As a young boy, I watched him play for the Super Eagles and he was one of my favourite players in the team then.

"I have enjoyed my time in camp and also like his coaching methods.

"The spirit in camp is good and we hope to qualify for the AFCON this time around after missing out the last time."

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