Former Super Eagles captain and coach, Sunday Oliseh, has expressed gratitude to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for the legend’s award given to the Super Eagles US FIFA 1994 squad. He then also pleaded that a street be named after the 1994 squad in any state capital.
Nigerians overwhelmingly adjudge that set of players as the best ever for the national team.
Oliseh said that words could not explain how happy he was for the recognition and urged other sports federations to emulate the NFF by honouring the nation’s sports heroes.
The former captain said: “Indeed it is a great one for me and my teammates, those of us alive; we are very proud and it is also a moment to reflect on those who have passed on.
“We say a big thank you to the leadership of the NFF led by Amaju Pinnick, we really appreciate the gesture because it would go a long way to encourage others coming behind.
“Looking back at what the squad and what we achieved in 1994 at the Nations Cup, at the World Cup, also at the 1995 Afro/Asian Cup.
“Indeed, we cannot but ask for all those things that can crown our joy.
“We want a situation where a street in Nigeria be named after the Super Eagles 1994 squad just to acknowledge our achievements and spur others to continue to do well,” Oliseh said.