.Ogunjobi Urges Nigerians To Give New Coach Time –
Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh says the Super Eagles’ goalless draw against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam in the first leg of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifiers was down to the team’s uncoordinated approach.
Oliseh, who was playing his first competitive game in charge believes the Eagles did not play as a team, though he was lucky to rescue a point even as the Nigerian team were gutless.
“We were disorganized in the first half but fared better in the second. In the second half we organized ourselves better but lacked that quality supply from midfield to attack. We will get better.
“We have to continue to build. We barely had two good days of training before this match so I am happy with the one point.”
He admitted that stand-in goalkeeper Carl Ikeme who was equally playing his first match for the Super Eagles saved the day for Nigeria.
“I don’t like to single out players from the team but I have to admit that Carl Ikeme had a great game for us,” Oliseh added.
Meanwhile, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Secretary-General of Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has pleaded with Nigerians to give Oliseh more time to succeed.
Ogunjobi spoke to nan in a telephone interview on Saturday following the Super Eagles 0-0 draw with Tanzania in the AFCON qualifier played in Dar es Salaam.
He said that though the goalless draw was not what the country bargained for, Nigerians should give the team more time to improve with their remaining matches.
“We need to give them time, let’s see what will happen; thank God we played out a 0-0 draw but we need them to do better next time.
“Football is not mathematics; we wanted a win in Dar es Salaam but what happened is beyond our imagination.”