Playing In Kaduna Is Like Playing Away On Home Soil – Oliseh

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh has expressed his displeasure at the choice of Kaduna, describing it as playing “AWAY on a home soil”.

According to reports, Oliseh who penned his disapproval to the NFF also alleged that the football authorities were imposing the use of Ahmadu Bello Stadium on him contrary to his contract that stipulates consultation with him over the choice of match venues.

The crucial game against Egypt would be played on March 23 with the return leg in Egypt four days later.

But a source from the football house disagreed over Oliseh’s choice of words in describing playing at Kaduna as “playing away on home soil. “I’ve never seen or heard where playing in Nigeria is termed as playing away. That is provocative”, the source said.

The source reminded the former skipper of the Super Eagles that Kaduna was picked as venue for the Egypt match after the 2 – 0 home win against Chad in June 2015, a month before Oliseh was picked to succeed Stephen Keshi. “He is only looking for excuses”.

Kaduna is gradually becoming a hotbed of controversy following Vincent Enyeama’s harsh words basically over security issues. The highest capped Super Eagles goalie was condemned by many. It did not take long before he fell out with Oliseh and called time on his international career.


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