The newly appointed Nigeria national team coach Sunday Oliseh has dismissed insinuations that he could be manipulated by agents and footballers to get called up for national assignments.
The former Super Eagles skipper insists he would run an honest administration in the Super Eagles and would not fall prey to monetary enticement from players and their agents.
Nigerian coaches in recent times have been accused of collecting bribes while choosing players for their team, but Oliseh has made it clear that his reign as the Eagles head coach will witness nothing of such.
“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. 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 told Complete Sports.
The 40-year old Delta state born coach will his debut as the head coach of the Super Eagles when Nigeria face Tanzania in Dar es Salaam in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in September.

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