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Sunday Oliseh Says “I’m Not a Magician” | Urges Nigerians not to Expect Miracles

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LAGOS, NIGERIA - MARCH 15: Former Nigerian international Sunday Oliseh poses with UEFA Trophy displayed for public viewing at Eko Hotel on March 15, 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria.  Football fans were given the opportunity to visit with the Heineken UEFA Champions League Trophy which began a three-nation tour in Nigeria under the auspices of Champions League partner, Heineken. Fans took photographs with the brand ambassador, former Real Madrid and ex-international football star Christian Karembeu. (Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/Getty Images)

Newly appointed Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh, is urging Nigerians not to expect miracles, as it will take a lot of time and effort to build a new world-class team.

Oliseh made this known at a press conference in Port Harcourt, when discussing the team’s 0-0 draw in a match against Tanzania last weekend.

He emphasized that he is working diligently with the team to continue to work towards earning a spot at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

Oliseh stated:

“I have said it over and over that I am no magician. We have to come to accept the hard fact that we are not right there at the top there, at the moment. No doubt, we have potential, and based on the unity I have seen amongst the players, and the willingness to work hard and accomplish, we will get back to the top in good time.”

We are building a new team, and patience is required. It is like starting from the scratch, because the fact is that we didn’t qualify for the last Africa Cup of Nations.

However, I have the confidence that this group will make Nigeria proud again.”

Photo Credit: Pius Utomi Ekpei/Getty Images

4 Comments

  1. Lizzie

    September 8, 2015 at 11:21 am

    🙂 I hope he gets it right though. I’m rooting for him

  2. Taipan

    September 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    i can see another Buhari in you… y did dey let Keshi go?

  3. ERIC EGHAGHE

    September 8, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Oliseh!, Sure we know that you are not a magician, but remember why you pick up the job , nobody except miracle from you, hope you have a road map on how you are going to take us to the top, not this one you are saying you are not a magician , think very well ….

  4. Beeeee

    September 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    You are no magician, yet you people were bashing Stephen Keshi on Super Sport. Not as easy as you thought huh? Never judge anything until you have experienced it. ⚽️⚽️⚽️? I love football. Proud Super Eagles and Arsenal fan ???

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