Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh
has finally laid to rest rumours
that he does not see eye-to-eye
with his former assistant in the
Eagles Austin Jay-Jay Okocha
when he said; ‘’yes, I hate Jay-
A reporter had asked him to clear
the air on rumours that he does
not see or stay in the same room
with the former playmaker of the
The hall was like a graveyard
when he made the
pronouncement. He looked
round and explained further. “I
hate Okocha because anytime we
play Tennis, he beats me.
We played at the weekend at
Sheraton Hotel and he defeated
me’’. He made light of the rumour
that started after he was
appointed coach of the senior
national team. Many still believe
that Okocha stabbed Oliseh in
the back when he accepted the
captaincy of the Eagles to the
2002 World Cup.
‘’We’re the best of friends and we
played Tennis at the weekend’’,
he emphasised. Okocha is
currently the Chairman of Delta
State Football Association and
Chairman of NFF’s Study Group.
Speaking on the Eagles, Oliseh
said that he was going to make
the Eagles to play team football
combined with individual talents.
‘’If you remember our victories in
1994 and 1996, it was based on
individual talents. But we do not
have such individual talents
again. What we need to do is to
play collectively. That is what
obtains in Germany and Spain.
It’s a lot of hardwork. We’re here
to do our best’’, he added.