Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh insists Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi and Vincent Enyeama will have to earn their call-ups to the team, as the former Nigeria captain expressed his delight to have earned his first win in charge of the three-time African champions.
The former Juventus and Borussia Dortmund star led his side to a 2-0 win over Niger in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, three days after they had laboured to a goalless draw with Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam.
“No doubt I’m happy because there were improvements from the game against Tanzania and the motive of this game was to correct what was noticed,” Oliseh said on SuperSport TV moments after the Port Harcourt match.
“In terms of defending we did well and when we pressed we did it well but I hope to see the team keep the ball more and dictate the pace of the game.”
Oliseh who praised Usman Mohammed for his exploits in the encounter however urged the Taraba FC skipper not to get carried away.
“He’s a good player and developing one at that but I pray he does not forget what we have taught here for the past three and half weeks.”
On the left out players Oliseh admitted that there’s still room for Mikel in his squad so long as he features for the Blues.
“There’s room for Mikel and the rest but so long as they all are playing regularly. All these players that featured against Niger and Tanzania were all playing for their respective teams,” Oliseh added.
He was also delighted that Victor Moses finally sealed his loan move to West Ham.
Oliseh said: “I’m happy he finally got his loan move and now can play.
On if Lille shot stopper Vincent Enyeama could reclaim his place in the team Oliseh refused to affirm that, stating that no player is indispensable in his squad.
“Nobody is indispensable it is only Nigeria that is indispensable. I played for the country and I retired, someone else took over and that’s life.”