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Oliseh, on Saturday watchinh from the sidelines

Oliseh returns to Belgium over ill health, set to miss Burkina Faso trip

Oliseh, on Saturday watchinh from the sidelines
Oliseh, on Saturday watchinh from the sidelines

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, will miss the second leg of the 2016 CHAN qualifier in Burkina Faso due to illness, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed.

Oliseh despite his illness joined up with the Nigerian team in Port Harcourt for the first leg of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier which they won 2-0 but his health did not improve as he “became dizzy and weak” Thursday.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced that Oliseh had to leave the country for Belgium on Thursday night to continue his treatment on the advice of the Super Eagles doctor.

Coach Oliseh has returned to Belgium to continue treatment after being advised by Eagles medics    — The NFF (@thenff) October 22, 2015

“Coach Oliseh has returned to Belgium to continue treatment after being advised by Eagles medics. He became dizzy and weak after lunch on Thursday and he travels abroad tonight through the Port Harcourt airport,” the NFF announced late on Thursday night.

After the game with the Stallions of Burkina Faso in Port Harcourt, Oliseh did tell supersport.com that he had to cut short his treatment for his illness in order to motivate the Super Eagles with his presence.

“(I had to make this trip to Nigeria after) lots of antibiotics, lots of water, and the will to keep the family (the team) going,” he said.

Oliseh said the team recognise that “they have not won anything yet (against Burkina Faso) and are prepared for the decisive game in Ouagadougou.

“The players know they have not won anything yet. They have to go to the second game with a prepared mindset because we haven’t won this game yet and our opponents were good,” Oliseh said.

“He became dizzy and weak after lunch on Thursday and he travels abroad tonight through the Port Harcourt Airport   — The NFF (@thenff) October 22, 2015”

It is now expected that Super Eagles assistant coaches, Salisu Yusuf and Jean Francois Losciuto, will take charge of the team for the trip to Burkina Faso.

“Yes coaches Salisu and Jean Francois will be in charge in the absence of Oliseh who is ill and has returned to Belgium for treatment. We pray for his quick recovery as we look forward to seeing him in November for the World Cup qualifier against Swaziland,” Super Eagles spokesman, Toyin Ibitoye, told supersport.com.

The Nigerian contingent leaves for Burkina Faso ahead of Sunday’s 2016 CHAN qualifying match aboard a chartered flight from Port Harcourt on Friday.

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