By Johnny Edward:
Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh is confident the three time African Champions, Nigeria, will qualify for Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup but could struggle to achieve the feat with the current personnel heading the Nigeria Football Federation, Completesportsnigeria.com.
Oliseh had a frosty relationship in his seven months spell as coach of the Super Eagles, and warned the NFF against overriding the coach's decision ahead of the qualifiers.
In an exclusive chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, the former Borrusia Dortmund star said the draw which saw Nigeria pitted against Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria is an interesting one, but possible for the Super Eagles to qualify.
He revealed that Algeria, just like Nigeria who are yet to appoint a new substantive coach are the only team that will pose a threat to the Super Eagles chances.
The Eagles hosts the Desert Warriors on match day 2 before battling them away on matchday 5 in Algiers.
"My brother nawa o, but it's very interesting and possible. Believe me, we will qualify if certain things change drastically," Oliseh began in an interview with Completesportsnigeria.com.
"We need a coach urgently now that can build a team that can play collective football and not rely on individual talents because we don't have many of them that can win games for us on their own."
Oliseh however advised the Federation to appoint a new coach to begin the campaign well.
"What we need now is a new coach that will start up a good plan to secure qualification and which the Federation must align with and not of their own agenda."