Former Nigeria International Jonathan Akpoborie says that Super Eagles manager Sunday Oliseh has started his national team coaching career on a wrong note.
The Eagles haven’t impressed on the three matches played so far under Oliseh as they could only manage a lackluster 2-0 victory against Niger Republic, drew goalless away to Tanzania in the 2017 African Nations Cup (AFCON) qualifier and just on Thursday lost 2-0 to DR Congo in a friendly played in Belgium.
Like some disgruntled fans of the team, the former VfB Stuttgart and Hansa Rostock forward believes that the Oliseh is not producing the brand of football Nigerians craves and more disappointing not getting the results.
‘Does he? Don’t know about that. He is just the coach of the national team. And I must say, he has not started well,’ the 46-year-old told 366football.com, when asked if the former Dortmund midfielder is heading to the right direction with the team.
‘If we just wanted to win games, we could have managed Keshi. But we want good football plus winning – am not seeing that.
‘Then the management issues are growing by the day and I don’t understand why.’
On the saga that ensued between Oliseh and Vincent Enyeama which led to the latter’s international retirement, he said: ‘They were both wrong. Not when you throw it out into the media.’
Nigeria will return to action on Sunday night as the three-time African champions face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in another friendly.