Oliseh Backs Home-Based Oboarakpo To Challenge Oboabona, Omeruo

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh believes Abia Warriors‎ centre-back, Austin Oboarakpo, is good enough for the main team just as he thinks some other home-based players need more confidence to perform at an optimal level.

Oliseh, who is expected to name his provisional squad for the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda in a fortnight, says the defender has shown enough zest to stake a claim for a place in the team ahead of the Europe-based defenders in the squad like Godfrey Oboabona and Kenneth Omeruo.

“He’s one defender that keeps others on their toes, which is good for the team and he’s showing he’s ready to stake a claim for place in the team,” Oliseh told

Oboarakpo, who has two international caps and started the World Cup qualifier against Swaziland in Port Harcourt for the main Super Eagles‎, is expected to be included in Oliseh’s squad for CHAN.

The Home Eagles are drawn against Tunisia, Niger and Guinea in Group C of the competition.

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