Nwosu however called on the Nigeria Football Federation and Nigerians to support the new coach in his bid to take Nigerian football to the next level.
Following the appointment of Sunday Oliseh as the new coach of the national team, the Super Eagles on Wednesday. I am not coming as a man who can single handedly turn Nigeria into Germany.
“The state we are now in in Nigeria I think we are all not happy with. But we have the potential and that is our belief and the players must know that it’s an honour to be invited to the national team”.
A member of the “golden generation” of Nigerian football stars – alongside Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Finidi George – Oliseh has been working as a pundit, sport consultant and Fifa Technical committee member.
According to him, gone were the days Nigeria had individual players who it depended on to win matches out of their own individual efforts.
On his part, Sunday Oliseh said Globacom as a global brand, has done a lot to improve Nigerian football.
Explaining the basis for his decision, Oliseh cited the lack of “time” to begin tutoring players (especially when you have to build a team around certain deteriorating players). On the field we have not been able to have a replacement for him.
He re-assured Globacom that the company’s investment in Nigerian football will not be in vain, stressing that, “We will get result in the coming years and our football we be back on track”. “We will follow all the clauses of this contract”.
He pays the controls from Stephen Keshi, who is fired early in July participating in a inferior flee of achievements and then some the… “Not all the players that played under Westrehof were playing for top division clubs yet Nigeria performed excellently well”. His major tournaments in the green of Nigeria included the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, as well as the Olympic gold medal winning team of 1996 in Atlanta.
The football federation said it has given the new coach a target to qualify the nation for next year’s continental tourney and reach the semi-final in the competition, as well as qualifying Nigeria for the next world cup and reach the quarter-finals in the competition. “The team have important matches to play in the next few weeks and it is imperative that Oliseh starts work immediately”, NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi said.