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Okpara Confident Oliseh Will Build Eagles

Posted: Oct 2, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ex- Eagles Super Eagles ’goalkeeper, Willy Okpara, said on Thursday that Eagles’ coach, Sunday

Oliseh, has the potential to build a formidable team for the country.

Okpara told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Soweto, South Africa that even though the process would not be an easy one, Oliseh could do it for the nation.

Okpara said taking over a National team from the scratch could not have been an easy task, but expressed optimism that the Eagles would bounce back to reckoning again.

“Nigerians should give Oliseh a chance to re-build the team. He is new in the fold, even though he knows most of the players, but bringing them together to blend will take some time,’’ he said.

Okpara, the Team Manager of Orlando Pirates FC of Soweto, said the coach was already aware of what to do and the players to use to form his team.

He urged the coach to blend some of the old players with the new ones for continuity.

“I also urge Nigerians to be patient with the coach he knows what he is doing. I believe strongly that he will give Nigerians a good team, but it may take some time,’’ he said.

Okpara said Nigerian players were doing well in Europe and when properly blended, they would bounce back to winning ways.

“Every coach has his desires of an ideal team. Same applies to Oliseh. He has in mind the kind of players he will use to prosecute the AFCON 2017 qualifying matches and 2018 World Cup qualifying matches,’’ he said.

He said the players would be aware of the tasks ahead and should work hard not to disappoint their fans at home and abroad.