Sunday Oliseh refutes rumours about bad blood between himself and Stephen Keshi
New Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has reacted to some reports that he and his predecessor, Stephen Keshi, are not in talking terms.
Oliseh was announced as Super Eagles coach after Keshi was sacked by the Nigeria Football Federation for not being committed to his job.
Some reports had it that Keshi is not happy with his former international teammate for taking the job, but Oliseh has refuted the reports saying that there is no problem between him and Keshi.
“I have not spoken to Keshi since I took over, but I don’t think that is a problem. I have no problem with Keshi and I sincerely don’t think the press should sensationalise that,” Oliseh told Daily Sunsports.
Oliseh will be handling his first Super Eagles game as coach in next month's 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Tanzania.
Oliseh, who is currently in camp with Super Eagles home based players preparing for the game, has called for patience as it would take him and his assistants some time to build a new team.
“Myself and my assistants have discovered that there is a lot work to do. We need time because the basic problem we have as a crew is that we have a completely new team," Oliseh said.
"Our case is that unlike a coach who usually inherits six or seven regular players on taking over a club only to bring in three or four new players, we are coming in and starting from the scratch.
"In the past one year, it has been one player today another tomorrow in the Eagles and given that situation, it will be difficult to say how long it will take us to build a team."
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