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NFF set to hire expatriate for Oliseh

01 December 2015, 16:40

Abuja - President of the Nigerian Football Federation NFF, Amaju Pinnick, has revealed that he has started laying the groundwork for expatriate coaches to brush up the coaching skills of Sunday Oliseh.

Statistically, the Super Eagles have nothing to worry about defensively, having conceded in only one game since Oliseh was appointed manager - in a friendly in Belgium against Democratic Republic of Congo - but they have managed only seven goals in six fixtures, if the African Nations Championship qualifiers versus Burkina Faso are not thrown into the mix.

Also read: Oliseh salutes Swaziland

''One thing I feel that we lack right now is scoring, I know it's a global problem. We must develop a way to score so we are looking at talking to heavyweight coaches all over the world,'' said Pinnick to the official NFF Youtube account.

''Our coach is sound, I am very proud of him but there are some things he needs to know about scoring.

''In his hey days he was a defensive midfielder and scored one of the best goals in the World Cup. Another very good thing is that we now score with set pieces.''

Pinnick advised the national team handlers to begin mapping out strategies for next year's World Cup qualifiers, stating that there are no more minnows in African football and reckons that any of the 20 teams left in the qualifying race can make it to Russia in 2018.

He said: ''The 20 teams if I am not mistaken are the best in Africa, any of those teams can qualify so we have to intensify our efforts.

''We have to go the extra mile, we have to work extra hard and put in our best, we have to go beyond discipline and be total for us to qualify because in football naturally there are no minnows.''

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