Newly installed Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has restated his commitment to building a new national team with only the best and committed crops of players, stressing that he would not fall prey to monetary inducement from players and their agents over call-ups.
“Like I said earlier on, I will only invite players who merit [being] in the national team by playing regular football in top European and African leagues. I will call players who deserve to play for Nigeria. There will be no place for mediocrity in my team,” Oliseh was quoted as saying by Complete Sports.
Oliseh who described as unfortunate the claims that some players and their agents go the extra-length of bribing coaches to make the national team, insists that such conducts would not be condoned under his reign. “I will not condone that. I am even too big to be bribed by any player. If it was so before, that era is gone because only the best will play for the Eagles,” he said.
Oliseh is expected to release full list of players that would prosecute Super Eagles away fixture for the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam next month.
By Olisemeka Obeche