‘Why I Hate Okocha’ – Super Eagles Boss, Sunday Oliseh Explains

Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh has finally laid to rest rumours that he does not see eye-to-eye with his former assistant in the Eagles, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha when he said; ‘’yes, I hate Jay-Jay’’.

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A reporter had asked him to clear the air on rumours that he does not see or stay in the same room with the former playmaker of the Super Eagles. The hall was like a graveyard when he made the pronouncement. He looked round and explained further. “I hate Okocha because anytime we play Tennis, he beats me.

We played at the weekend at Sheraton Hotel and he defeated me’’. He made light of the rumour that started after he was appointed coach of the senior national team. Many still believe that Okocha stabbed Oliseh in the back when he accepted the captaincy of the Eagles to the 2002 World Cup.

‘’We’re the best of friends and we played Tennis at the weekend’’, he emphasised. Okocha is currently the Chairman of Delta State Football Association and Chairman of NFF’s Study Group.

Speaking on the Eagles, Oliseh said that he was going to make the Eagles to play team football combined with individual talents. ‘’If you remember our victories in 1994 and 1996, it was based on individual talents. But we do not have such individual talents again. What we need to do is to play collectively. That is what obtains in Germany and Spain. It’s a lot of hardwork. We’re here to do our best’’, he added.

 

Source: Vanguard

2 COMMENTS

  1. What many footballers and coaches do not really understood is that football have grown above the level and imagination of playing only in the field. It involves classic analysis outside the pitch of play through the used of electronic devices . It beyond the axes of training only in the football pitch. It rather involves a lot in analysing a specific system and pattern with proper precautions. And most paramountly configuring the mind of players together inside and outside field. Trans-network football with players is very important and particularly in forensic mindset. Nigerian national coach, Sunday Oliseh should work beyond the pitch of play but rather focus on mindsets compatibility and fitness amongst the defenders, mid fielders and strikers. It could be observed that all Nigerian foreign and home base players invited to camp for AFCON qualify against Tanzania are remarkable good from their various clubs. But selection and paradigm of play amongst players is always the challenges in Nigerian football.
    However, taking times to scrutinise each player compatibility with one another and to fix the players appropriately and smoothly is another huge task. But it sacrosanct to ensure victory in all competitions. To brings back Nigerian football spirit, then the coach must assiduously and optimistically work to ensured good outcomes. Good performance and result depends on the state and platform preparations. No one country in today’s system of football is underdog, everyone is good and sophisticated. Thus; for Nigeria to remain triumphantly in all the competitions, proper scrutiny inside and outside field must be in considerations.

  2. What many footballers and coaches do not really understood is that football have grown above the level and imagination of playing only in the field. It involves classic analysis outside the pitch of play through the used of electronic devices . It beyond the axes of training only in the football pitch. It rather involves a lot in analysing a specific system and pattern with proper precautions. And most paramountly configuring the mind of players together inside and outside field. Trans-network football with players is very important and particularly in forensic mindset. Nigerian national coach, Sunday Oliseh should work beyond the pitch of play but rather focus on mindsets compatibility and fitness amongst the defenders, mid fielders and strikers. It could be observed that all Nigerian foreign and home base players invited to camp for AFCON qualify against Tanzania are remarkably good from their various clubs. But selection and paradigm of play amongst players is always the challenges in Nigerian football.
    However, taking times to scrutinise each player compatibility with one another and to fix the players appropriately and smoothly is another huge task. But it sacrosanct to ensure victory in all competitions. To brings back Nigerian football spirit, then the coach must assiduously and optimistically work to ensured good outcomes. Good performance and result depends on the state and platform of preparations. No one country in today’s system of football is underdog, everyone is good and sophisticated. Thus; for Nigeria to remain triumphantly in all the competitions, proper scrutiny inside and outside field must be in considerations. Keep the country’s flag(Nigeria) high with good wins in the ongoing AFCON qualification. I enthusiastically and optimistically anticipates better outcomes from the players and coach.

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