Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has stated that Nigeria doesn’t have world class players featuring in top leagues in the world, describing this as the biggest challenge the team is facing.

Speaking with FIFA.com yesterday, he said “To coach Nigeria is not the easiest job in the world and one is only as good as the players.

Nigeria at the moment has a lot of potential but we don’t have a lot of confirmed players in the top clubs in the top leagues, so taking over the national team now means we have to remake the whole setup and introduce a new philosophy of playing style, of culture and mentality.

That is very difficult to do when you are the national team coach because you have very limited time with the players unlike when you coach a club. So that is why I was very hesitant.”

Oliseh, who played for a number of well-known clubs in Europe including UEFA Champions League winners Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund, said that the road to the Russia 2018 World Cup would be tough as the Super Eagles face the winners of the first round match between Djibouti and Swaziland for a place in the group phase.

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