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 By Colin Udoh

Sunday Oliseh gets a boost as Nigeria impress in rout over Cameroon

John Obi Mikel impressed during Nigeria's 3-0 win against Cameroon on Sunday.

Sunday Oliseh and his Super Eagles responded to their 2-0 defeat by Congo in the best possible way, hammering arch rivals Cameroon 3-0 on Sunday.

This was not just about the scoreline but the smoothness of the performance, the control and the tempo. With slightly better finishing, this could have been even uglier for the Indomitable Lions.

Here are a few observations from the game ...

Oliseh gets timing right

For the first time since taking over, Oliseh had the luxury of a week to train with his...

 By Colin Udoh

Sunday Oliseh honeymoon over at Nigeria following first defeat

Vincent Enyeama, the Nigeria captain, has retired following a row with coach Sunday Oliseh.

DR Congo won 2-0 against Nigeria in Thursday evening's friendly to inflict a first defeat on new coach Sunday Oliseh. However, the build-up to the game was overshadowed by reports of a rift with goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama, leading to the retirement of the country's record appearance holder.

Here's some things for the new coach to consider ...

Honeymoon over for Oliseh

New coaches usually enjoy a post-appointment honeymoon period with fans and media and Oliseh has been enjoying his...

 By Colin Udoh

Odion Ighalo is thriving for Watford but deserves more respect back in Nigeria

Take a look at the five things to know ahead of week 7 in the Premier League, as Hugo Lloris has conceded 17 goals in five matches against Manchester City.

When Sunday Oliseh named his first squad as Nigeria coach, two names stood out by their absence: Odion Ighalo and Obafemi Martins. Unlike some of the other absentees, both strikers were in fine form and tallying regular minutes in the lead up to the squad announcement. More than that, both were actually the most in-form Nigeria forwards at the time.

Ighalo's exclusion was made more puzzling by the fact that he was one of the standout performers in Stephen Keshi's final game. Within minutes of...

 By Colin Udoh

Man City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho the new great hope for Nigeria

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini insists that Nigerian teenager Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored the game winner, will be very important for the team in the future.

As Kelechi Iheanacho struck home the winner for Manchester City against Crystal Palace this weekend, it seemed as if the whole of Nigeria drew a collective breath. It has been 10 years since Nigerian fans were this excited about a young talent.

In 2005, the object of their affections was a tall midfielder called John Obi Mikel whose languid movement masked pinpoint passing and exemplary vision. His early promise led to a transfer war between Chelsea and Manchester United -- which was eventually won...

 By Colin Udoh

Nigeria lucky to emerge with point against Tanzania

Nigeria are unbeaten through their first two matches of 2017 African Nations' Cup qualifying.
Nigeria are unbeaten through their first two matches of 2017 African Nations' Cup qualifying.

The second matchday of Group G of 2017 African Nations' Cup qualifying saw Nigeria pick up a point in Tanzania thanks to a 0-0 draw. Here are six observations from the Super Eagles' performance in Dar es Salaam.

1. Nigeria lucky to get away with a point

In the words of Nigeria head coach Sunday Oliseh: "The way we played in the first half, we should have been two goals down."

That just about sums it up. In fairness, it could and should have been more than two, especially in the second half...

 By Colin Udoh

Nigeria and Oliseh inexperienced but must deal with Tanzania

Sunday Oliseh takes charge of Nigeria for the first time this weekend as they face Tanzania in African Nations Cup qualifying.

Nigeria's stand-in captain Ahmed Musa is the most experienced international in their squad to face Tanzania in African Nations Cup qualifying but he is only 22 and has just five years of international football under his belt.

Musa's situation is largely representative of the current Nigeria squad. With an average age of 23, many of the players have barely 10 caps.

Next to Musa is Godfrey Oboabona, who has only been playing since 2012 and has 43 caps. Emmanuel Emenike is next on 35, followed by Kenneth...