Former Super Eagles’ defender, Ifeanyi Udeze as hailed former gaffer and the current team handler of Dutch second division side, Fortuna Sittard, Sunday Oliseh for his expert ability to understand the round leather game, while also praising the ex-Eagles’ star for being one of the brains behind his call-up to the national team, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former West Bromwich Albion of England defender, who spoke on Brila FM, said Oliseh is a true leader and he’s not too surprised by his exploits in Holland.
“My first contact with Oliseh was during a European Cup game. He saw me play and I guess I impressed him.
“Oliseh was the captain of the Super Eagles at the time but has shown great quality and understanding of technical football matters.
“He recommended me to the national team coaches at the time and the rest is history,” Udeze said.
Udeze, who featured at the World Cup with Nigeria, further praised Oliseh for coming this far with his team Fortuna.
“To be honest, I’m not surprised he has come this far or had this much success,” Udeze concluded.