Sunday Oliseh: Things You Don’t Know About Him

Brief Biography of Sunday Oliseh

Nigeria’s current football team coach Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh was born in Abavo in Delta State on 14th of  September, 1974. He was one time a footballer in the Nigerian senior team and played the role of a midfielder.

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Sunday Oliseh became Nigeria’s Senior Team coach on 14th July, 2015 and was involved primarily in the retirement of Nigeria’s former captain, Vincent Enyeama. He is widely remembered for his 25 yards long range shot in 1998 against Spain in the World Cup which served as the winning goal.

He captained Nigeria during the 2002 African Cup of Nations but didn’t feature for the next world cup the following year. Due to that he retired from International football in 2002 and from club/professional football in 2006 at age 31.

Oliseh is known to have disciplinary issues and anger problems. He has featured for clubs in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Belgium. He has scored a total of 18 goals for all the clubs he played for, appearing 321 times. Oliseh also scored twice for the national team, making 54 appearances in total.

Before his call up as National Coach, he featured on Super-sports as a soccer analyst.


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