Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has said he plans to be in England this weekend to visit the country’s top stars like Mikel Obi, Odion Igh...
Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh has said he plans to be in England this weekend to visit the country’s top stars like Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses ahead of next month’s crucial AFCON qualifiers against Egypt.
His meeting with the technical committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Friday in Abuja will therefore now be shelved till next month when the training camp will open for the Egypt showdown.
“I will want to meet the players in England this weekend as I have already visited Holland and Belgium,” Oliseh said in a radio interview Tuesday morning.
“Our players are hitting a reasonable form at the moment - Ighalo is doing exceptionally well, Victor Moses is looking fit, but we have to wait and see how fit he is.
“With the bad weather in Europe now, there is no better place than sunny Nigeria for me to be to eat pounded yam, but I now hope to meet the (technical) committee when the camp opens in about two weeks.”
Carl Ikeme (Wolves), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal) and Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) are the other players Oliseh will sound out while in England.
Nigeria host Egypt on Friday, March 25 in Kaduna with the return match in Egypt two days later.