By David Meshioye:
Super Eagles and Guangzhou Evagrande striker Aaron Samuel says he has no doubt in coach Sunday Oliseh’s ability to improve the fortunes of the national team.
In an exclusive chat with completesportsnigeria.com from his base in China recently, the former Gateway United star hinged his submission on Oliseh’s technical savvy coupled with his readiness to field the best players in the team’s matches.
Samuel maintained that Oliseh’s insistence on inviting players from top division clubs will go along in enhancing players’ confidence and more importantly create a healthy rivalry in the national camp.
“I think coach Oliseh should be commended with the way he is going about his job,” Samuel told completesportsnigeria.com.
“I strongly believe his programmes will help develop Nigerian football and the players too will benefit tremendously from them.
“He has said only the best players will feature for Super Eagles; that will only push players beyond limit to work harder and further create a healthy rivalry in camp. I pray he succeeds on the job. It is up to the players to give him all the necessary support he needs to churn in the much needed results and that we will do when we are called upon.”
Samuel, who has scored two goals for the Super Eagles, said he has no hard feelings toward Oliseh and his crew for leaving him out of the September 5 AFCON qualifiers against Tanzania, adding that such action will spur him to work harder in a bid to earn future call-ups.
“No hard feelings, all I need to do is to keep working hard and look forward to future invitations. I will be praying for Super Eagles’ success against Tanzania. I hope we get three points in Tanzania,” he said.