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Oliseh Needs Maturity – Bonfrere

Former Super Eagles Coach, Jo Bonfrere, has described his former player and current national team handler, Sunday Oliseh, as a good leader, player and vocal captain but urged him to manage his big ego to succeed in his new assignment. The Dutchman, who guided Nigeria to gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the final of the 2000 Africa Nations Cup, recalls that Oliseh was a natural leader who would rally his teammates but that the former Juventus player needs to sharpen his man-management skills now that he is in charge of the Eagles.

Many pundits have questioned Oliseh’s ability to manage his players after clashing with erstwhile captain, Vincent Enyeama. “Oliseh was a good footballer, a brilliant captain and his teammates will always have him talk. He could talk to the NFF and the even the Sports Minister but as a coach he must learn to deal with the same thing he brought as a player. “He’s in charge of a bigger team, professional players with huge egos so he must learn to dialogue and be diplomatic,” Bonfere advised.