Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has claimed that he has been approached by a ‘top African’ country.
Oliseh was appointed coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria in July 2015, but the former Juventus midfielder has revealed that he has also been approached by another top African country.
He revealed this while speaking at a session at the Social Media Week in Lagos.
“I must state that within three months of coaching the Super Eagles, I got an offer from a top African nation to become the coach of their national team, but I turned it down,” Oliseh said via Skype from his Belgium home.
The under-fire coach also gave himself a pass mark on the national team job thus far, claiming that there have been improvements in their style of play and results since he took charge.
“We have lost just one competitive match in 14. That is an improvement. The team has improved in areas of movement and passing of the ball, so analysts must give fans the correct information because the team has improved in a very short time considering that there are new players in the team too,” he added.
However, he didn’t miss the opportunity to take a little swipe at the NFF over logistical support ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification double header against Egypt.
“I asked the technical committee for videos and analysis of Egypt since July. Since then I haven’t got it. I am not blaming NFF for anything. We all know the situation in the country right now. However, I must state that there are challenges we are facing,”he disclosed.
Nigeria take on The Pharaohs of Egypt in the 2017 Afcon qualifier at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on March 25 before facing the North African nation four days later in Cairo.