Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has warned Swaziland could prove very difficult opponents on Friday a...
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has warned Swaziland could prove very difficult opponents on Friday as they will play on an artificial pitch before their fans in Lobambo in a first leg World Cup eliminator.
“It won’t be easy playing against them especially on their artificial pitch,” said Oliseh, who also admitted he has not fully recovered from a viral infection which has kept him away from his post for several weeks.“They shocked Guinea and we got our wake-up call with Tanzania (Nigeria were held to a goalless draw in Dar es Salaam in an AFCON qualifier).“But the boys are in high spirit and I’m optimistic.”
Oliseh has also had to grapple with the delayed arrival of his overseas-based stars due to flight hitches, but he said the team’s recent friendlies against DR Congo and Cameroon should stand the team in good stead in Swaziland.
“Our recent tour in Belgium should be good enough preparation for us,” he said.