‘The Bull,’ Nigeria’s new football ambassador
Two weeks ago, the federal government announced the appointment of a new Football Ambassador for Nigeria. It did not come as a complete surprise because, somehow, I knew it was coming.
Bitrus Bewarang – Forgotten hero of USA ’94
Last Monday night was another memorable day in the annals of Nigerian football. 11 of the 22 players that represented Nigeria...
Sunday Oliseh: The Remarkable Defensive Midfielder
Sunday Ogochukwu Oliseh, the former Super Eagles player is one of the very few players to become a player and coach of the same team. The defensive midfielder during his active years played for AFC Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus F.C. He scored three remarkable goals for Nigeria and was a part of the 94…
Oliseh ties France’s World Cup win to African talents
Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh said that the number of African descent in the French winning squad to Russia 2018 means the continent can also claim to have won its first World Cup title as well. Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco were the five teams that represented Africa at this edition, but none…
Oliseh tips Nigeria, Spain, Brazil, egypt for semifinal
Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, says the team has what it takes to play in the semifinal at Russia 2018 World Cup.The former Eagles midfield maestro, who was part of the squad to USA ‘94 and France ‘98 World Cups, has tipped world champions Germany....
Sunday Oliseh: A talented but difficult coach
Nigerians are a proud people. For us, there is no greater source of pride, aside personal achievement, than pointing out our connection to someone else’s success story. That explains to some degree quite why Sunday Oliseh is such a polarising figure today. Equal parts hero and villain; and even, for some, both strands run parallel…
Oliseh's imperfection in need of refinement
What makes the great manager? The rabble-rousing speech before the finals or the carefully thought out and constructed tactical scheme preempting every move of the opponent? The route or means to the victories or just the hoist of a trophy aloft with a medal dangling on the neck? The answer is not entirely clear as…
‘Oliseh told me I was too soft to play for Eagles’
Troost-Ekong, who play for Bursaspor, made only two appearances for the national team, against Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo, under the stewardship of Oliseh before he was frozen out of the squad.
Foreign League, Nigerian fans and quest for viewing centres
Another challenge is being able to break even because you have to pay for full DSTV subscription monthly, electricity bill, fuel for generator, allowances for the staff and others.