By OKECHUKWU PEACE
Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), praised Oliseh as the Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich coach) of Africa .
“Today is another historic day in the history of Nigeria football. Today we have been able to present the Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich coach) of Africa,” Pinnick remarked.
“We know that Sunday Oliseh can deliver. Talking to Sunday Oliseh, we are very excited, about his advancement. On the field we have not been able to have a replacement for him.
“As a member of the FIFA technical study group, he is vastly travelled and trained.
“I can assure you that we are going to have one of the best coaches Nigeria ever had.
“On behalf of the federation we will give him 100 percent support. We will follow all the clauses of this contract.”
Nigeria on Wednesday appointed Sunday Oliseh as coach on a three-year contract.
Oliseh said it was an honour to lead the Super Eagles, but warned that he alone was not capable of turning around the country’s footballing fortunes.
“It a great honour to be coach of this nation,” he said at a media presentation in Abuja Wednesday.
“First of all, I am not coming as a Messiah. I am not coming as a man who can single handedly turn Nigeria into Germany.
“I am coming in to do my best and give, if possible, 150 percent all the time.
“The state we are now in in Nigeria I think we are all not happy with. Gone are the days we have individual players who can single handedly win a match for you. But we have the potential and that is our belief and the players must know that it’s an honour to be invited to the national team.”
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