Football legend, Sunday Oliseh has come out to say that Nigeria could’ve won the 1994 Fifa World Cup. He recently revealed that he feels the team had all the ingredients required to be world champions.
According to him, he definitely believes Nigeria had the potential to go big that year, but the overall circumstances weren’t in our favour.
Oliseh added that it is a shame that these circumstances had nothing to do with the talents in the squad.
His words, “I still think we had the potential to win that year.”
“All the ingredients were there, but the overall circumstances weren’t in our favour.”
“At any rate, it had nothing to do with our squad, which had the talent to go all the way.”
“It’s not something you can foresee. Given the way we’d won, we weren’t surprised, but we felt an ecstatic joy that we’d never experienced before.”
“It’s good to win the Africa Cup of Nations, for example, but when you win the Olympics, you’re considered as world champions.”
“On top of that, we’d beaten teams like Brazil and Argentina to do it, and the quality of those teams means that our gold medal has a special worth.”
“I still get goosebumps today when I think about it. It’s not something you can predict when you start your career as a footballer.”
“You tell yourself that gold medals are for other people. So, when you win one, it’s just an indescribable joy.”
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