Thursday, 16 July 2015

18 Facts About The New Super Eagles Coach- Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria on Wednesday appointed Sunday Oliseh as coach of the National team on a three-year contractHere are 18 facts you need to know about the Super Eagle driver:

  1. Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh was born 14 September 1974 in Abavo, Delta State.
  2. Oliseh played 54 international matches and scored two goals for Nigeria
  3. He played at the Football World Cups of 1994 and 1998
  4. Oliseh also participated in the Olympic gold medal winning team of 1996
  5. He is mostly remembered for scoring the winning goal in the group stage match against Spain in the 1998 World Cup, as Nigeria prevailed 3–2. A throw-in deep in the Spanish half was headed clear by a defender – Oliseh ran and fired an explosive shot from 25 yards and took Spanish goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta completely by surprise
  6. Despite serving as captain of the Nigerian team during the 2002 African Cup of Nations, Oliseh was omitted from the World Cup squad later that year for disciplinary reasons
  7. Oliseh retired from international football in June 2002
  8. Oliseh was a physical, technical defensive midfielder, with National Jersey number 15
  9. Oliseh played for well-known clubs such as AFC Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Juventus F.C.
  10. In March 2004, Oliseh was sacked by Borussia Dortmund after punching team-mate Vahid Hashemian while on loan at VfL Bochum
  11. Oliseh started his football career in 1989 with Julius Berger and in January 2006, at the age of 31, Oliseh retired from professional football after playing a half season for Belgian top club K.R.C. Genk
  12. Oliseh managed the clubs Eupen in 2007 and Verviétois
  13. Oliseh featured in 321 matches and scored 18 goals in the domestic leagues for his clubs
  14.  Sunday Oliseh is a TV pundit and analyst with several coaching qualifications - the UEFA B Diploma, the UEFA A Diploma
  15. He also has the highest qualification, the UEFA Pro license, making him one of the most qualified coaches in the world
  16. He has also enjoyed rave reviews for his website which has great resources for aspiring players and their parents
  17. Oliseh speaks Italian, German, Dutch, Flemish, French and English fluently
  18. He is married to his heartthrob, the old lady of Italian football, Hafida.
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