New Super Eagles manager Sunday Oliseh has maintained that he will not bribed by players who want to get into the national team.
New Super Eagles coach says he cannot be bribed
Sunday Oliseh said that he would run a honest administration in the Super Eagles and will not accept money from any player or player's agent
Nigerian coaches have been accused of collecting bribes while choosing players for their team, but Oliseh said that he would run a honest administration in the Super Eagles and will not accept money from any player or player's agent.
“Like I said earlier on, I will only invite players who merit [being] in the national team by playing regular football in top European and African leagues," Oliseh is quoted to say by .
"I will call players who deserve to play for Nigeria. There will be no place for mediocrity in my team.
"I don’t want to believe that players and their agents bribe coaches to make the national team, but if it is true that it happens like the media has reported, I will say it is most unfortunate.
“I will not condone that. I am even too big to be bribed by any player. If it was so before, that era is gone because only the best will play for the Eagles."
Oliseh will take charge of his first Nigeria game in September when the Super Eagles take on Tanzania in Dar es Salaam in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.
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