Sunday Oliseh hails ‘one of Super Eagles’ best performances in years’

Former Nigeria captain Sunday Oliseh says the Super Eagles pefromance in their 1-0 defeat of the Pharaohs of Egypt was one of their best in years,

Like Austin Jayjay Okocha, Oliseh also singled out Nantes winger Moses Simon as the best Eagle on the pitch albeit Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho scored the goal and was named the official man of the match by CAF.

“Technically, tactically, physically, mentally and whatever positively you can think of, Eguavoen’s Super Eagles I feel dominated Egypt and put up the best Super Eagles performance in years,” Oliseh tweeted.

“At this rate we can be extremely optimistic my people. Moses Simon player of the match?”

Meannnwhile Eguavoen dismissed suggestions the Pharaohs — coached by former Portugal boss Carlos Queiroz — are a weak side.

“Egypt is not a weak side at all — it’s a respected side coached by one of the top coaches in the world. And then one of the best players in the world [Salah] is in that team — so you cannot say it’s a weak side,” he said after the win.

“It’s a very strong wide. We also worked so hard day in, day out, tactically and physically, and gave the boys so much confidence.

“Always respect your opponents but don’t be scared. Respect your opponents and play your game — feel free to enjoy yourself. That was the game plan.”

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