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Oliseh wary of Tanzania

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Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is expected to return to Nigeria next week ahead of next month’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam describing the match as a crucial decider for the Eagles.

Oliseh is presently in the United Kingdom with his assistant, Jean Francois Loscuito, and holding a number of meetings with Nigerian players.

“The match in Dar es Salaam is very, very crucial, not only because it will be my first match as Head Coach, but also because we have no choice than to win. The three points are important for us to keep up the tempo in our group,” the former Eagles captain told NFF’s website.

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“We are on the same three points with Egypt, though they have scored a goal more. That is why we cannot afford any slip along the way. We will deal first with the match in Tanzania, and then we will start thinking about the CHAN qualifiers with Burkina Faso in October, and then the World Cup qualifying fixture in November. There is a lot of work. After these matches, we will now start working towards the two AFCON qualifying matches we have with the Pharaohs in March next year.”

The Super Eagles play Tanzania at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Saturday, 5th September, with an international friendly to fulfill a few days later.

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