Head coach of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh, has played down the misunderstanding he had with goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama and described it as normal disagreement in a family.
Oliseh also explained that he replaced Enyeama as captain of the national team with Ahmed Musa, because the CSKA Moscow is young and will be around for a long time.
”I want a captain who is disciplined. A leader who can motivate other players. A player who comes to camp early. I want a young player not a retiring player as captain. And Ahmed Musa is that player. He is my captain,” Oliseh told Brila FM.
When you have a new government like our honourable president just came in, he’s picked his ministers. And you have your philosophy and you have your way of working.
“As a coach, I have looked at the team and I have looked at Nigeria going forward. We need a captain who will think of staying with Nigeria for several years to come, who is regularly in the front. Ahmed Musa did a great job for us in Tanzania under very difficult circumstance. He is a very responsible player and he is the captain of the team. So he is the captain of the team, there is no question of a tussle.”
Oliseh also insisted that the mood in camp ahead of Thursday’s friendly against DR Congo was good.
He said: ”The players have shown their desire and we are working on stringing them together. It is unfortunate that the home-based players are yet to be given visas but we are hopeful that they will be here for the second match against Cameroon on Sunday.”