Eagles job: Risk worth taking – Oliseh
New Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has revealed that he rejected the offer to handle the Super Eagles when he was first contacted by the Nigeria Football Federation.
Writing on his website Oliseh said, ‘’It is definitely the most delicate job in the African Football continent and definitely the most demanding. The Job of super Eagles Coach is one many love to hate but as a Nigerian Ex international and patriot it definitely does not leave you indifferent.”
The Nigerian is so passionate about soccer that in a nation of 170,000,000 people we have 170 Million coaches who are impatient, demanding and quick to dismiss any coach as a failure if he wins unconvincingly.
‘’When I was proposed the job,my first thought and reply was; “no I am not interested” but after a second thought and discussions with Family and close confidants, I could not help but go back on my decision as I decided to borrow a leaf from the new president of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari who at over 70 is bent on trying to bring about change and better the lives of his compatriots.
‘’The most difficult task facing us is that Nigerians want the super eagles to not only win matches, but win them playing in a flamboyant manner immediately?.
This particular problem is further compounded with the fact that we get only by FIFA rules players from their clubs 4 days to the National team games. Time is needed to work on the players!
We could go on and on but we are here to share why we feel it is worth giving it a try to make a difference and how we intend to try!
“Many have asked or insinuated that they need me to miraculously repair our football in a flash! Though super motivated, I am not a Messiah and will need desperately the help of the Nigerian Football Federation, the Nigerian people and most importantly God’s help and Guidance.”
Contrary to what some have said,we never discussed money and financial details as all we get is what our predecessor was paid and not more.
It is an uphill task that could blow away the good name that God blessed one with but If there is one thing everyone can be rest assured coming from me will be the input of 150% of my efforts to improve what we have.
Nigeria is ours to make or break and we, and only we can make it better by trying and not just sit on the fence.
This is an uphill task worth more than taking on as it is for my people: my fellow countrymen, family, friends, and Continent!
The journey has started and we invite you to please join us in trying to improve the fortune of the super Eagles, we can be catalysts to change, but we need you to bring about and effect that change. God bless Nigeria.