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Oliseh To Hold Talks With Ibe

Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 2:46 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Super Eagles coach, Sunday  , has swung into action in his bid to draft quality players to the team by arranging for a meeting with Liverpool striker, Jordan Ibe.

Ibe’s father is a Nigerian even though he has represented England at various age-group levels. But Oliseh wants to convince him his future lies with Nigeria and not England.

The incoming Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh

The incoming Super Eagles Head Coach, Sunday Oliseh

Earlier this year, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) hinted it was making efforts to get Ibe to commit his future to Nigeria.

And last week, Oliseh said during his media presentation in Abuja that Nigeria no longer had top-class performers, who could on their own win matches for the country, like was the case in his playing days.

Oliseh has had to wait for Ibe to return to England with Liverpool from their training tour of Asia before he could meet with the forward.

“Oliseh, who has returned to Europe, will meet with Jordan Ibe to convince him he has a brighter future with Nigeria than England,” an official said.

The 19-year-old Ibe can play on either wings, as a striker or a playmaker.

Last season, he made his debut for the Liverpool first team after he played on loan at Derby County the previous season.

Samson Siasia also convinced Victor Moses and Shola Ameobi to change their international allegiance with Victor Moses going on to inspire the Eagles to a third Africa Cup of Nations crown in South Africa in 2013.