Super Eagles and Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi says Sunday Oliseh’s retirement last week was a surprise to him but respects his decision and feels the Super Eagles have enough in their armoury to defeat the Pharaoh’s of Egypt in the AFCON Qualifiers later this month.
‘His resignation came to me as a surprise. I wasn’t expecting it. I don’t really know what happened and how it happened, but that’s his decision, I am sure he has his reasons for doing that. Coach Samson Siasia is a great coach, he has achieved with various Nigeria teams. I am looking forward to work with him and have a great performance with him.’ He told CompleteSportsNigeria.
When asked if the Super Eagles could beat Egypt and qualify for Afcon after missing out on the last one, Onazi said. ‘We will make it to AFCON 2017 by the grace of God. This time, it’s going to be a different ball game. It’s unfortunate that we are always in situation like this when we want to qualify for major competitions like the Nations Cup and World Cup.’ ‘I believe this time around we will be matured about it and we know how the emotions were when we couldn’t make it to the last edition of the Nations Cup. We will be very direct and serious about it.’ ‘There are no unbeatable teams in the world. We can actually beat them. They are coming to our home first and victory in the match is very important for us.’ ‘ We have to do all we can to beat them and go top of the group because that’s the surest way we can qualify.’