Monday, September 7, 2015

Nigeria’s coach, Sunday Oliseh content with Super Eagles draw against Tanzania.

In an interview with SuperSport’s Collins Okinyo, Super Eagle’s   coach Sunday Oliseh says he is satisfied with the 0-0 draw against Tanzania in African Nations Cup qualifier given that it was his debut appearance as coach for the team.  Former Super Eagles player turned coach is hopeful that he can learn lessons from the game to take the side forward.
"I can describe the match as a game of two halves, because we struggled in the first half but came back strongly in the second half containing the Tanzanians who also played very well," he told SuperSport.

With the absence of Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Enyeama, the Eagles had to rely on a fine performance from another debutant Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme to keep the game goalless. The 29-year-old goalkeeper saved the day with some major saves to keep Nigeria in the game. Oliseh describes his performance as ‘brilliant’-"I am very happy with Ikeme's performance he was brilliant and he kept the Tanzanian strikers at bay," he also added. "It was a very important debut for him and thankfully for us he was A1."

Nigeria will take on Niger on Wednesday in a friendly in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.