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How Good Was Sunday Oliseh?

How good was sundey oliseh? i have never really got to watch oliseh play. was he as good as essien is now?

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How was he better than Essien? Because of the Spain goal?

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Yes he was better than Essien when he was hot. Check out Nigeria's 3rd goal against Spain in France '98.

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[color=#550000][/color] Even at that, why has africans 4gotten him so fast? Oliseh was a great midfielder during his time. I just hope he wuld be in d list of african legends of all time

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[color=#550000][/color] Even at that, why has africans 4gotten him so fast? Oliseh was a great midfielder during his time. I just hope he wuld be in d list of african legends of all time

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I get what you are saying bruv, but I still thinking the gap is enough to say far better.

To me, it is like comparing Torres/Villa to Kanoute/Pavluchenko. Like comparing Nesta to Jaap Stam.

Essien has already played 10 seasons of pro football, so he is not a newbie we can not assess.

In that 10 years, he has shined beyond this planet, scored more numbers of spectacular goals, controlled the field against the best in the world in the Champions League (note: not 'played against' but controlled) even when playing in a smaller profile team (Lyon) and, despite playing less games and having less caps, he has already exceeded Oliseh's goals record at club and country level.

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Essien is not yet better than Oliseh.

We have only seen his all in Chelsea.

Wait and see him after his footballing career.

For now, let us stop calling messi the world's ever greatest player when he has not score 500 goals.

Stop saying Essien is better when you have only seen a little good performance.

Wait and see his consistency for a period of time.

Thanks.

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marginally better and not far better as you put it.

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Essien is far better than Oliseh.

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He was very good.

Essien is still up-coming.

Not yet in Oliseh's league.

Hope he gets there someday.

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Good enough to play for top clubs in Europe at the time:Juventus,Ajax Dortmund.All with European pedigree.

I think his CV of clubs played for is unparalled in Nigerian Football history.

His exploits in the national team are another thing else:I'd like to agree with Ibime:probably Nigeria's greatest central midfielder ever.

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they said he was the best in africa, in reality, one of the best in the world!!! in an era that we had only defensive or attacking midfielders, sunday oliseh, edgar davids were the first real generation of central midfielders!!,

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^^^ Michael Carrick ke? Please, Carrick should go and sit down jor.

I was priviledged to see him live only once, at the friendly match against Japan in the build up to WC 2002.

He controlled the midfield exclusively and dominated possession against the likes of Nakata, and never let a pass go astray. Okocha was just there adding jara to make the crowd say "aay, aay".

Sunday Oliseh was Nigeria's greatest central midfielder of all time.

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Very Good!

Think of someone in the calibre of Michael Carrick.

I would say their ability and influence on the game is on par.

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The best defensive midfielder we have ever produced.

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They were old and they refused to retire, the formed a mafia in the team and completely refused to let young players come in.

That one na excuse?? If we were preparing for Brazil, then we should have been even more equipped to trash Denmark. Abi Sand pass Ronaldo??

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He's Nigeria's best ever Defensive Mildfielder. Played for Ajax, Borussia Dortmund and Jeventus

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what i find disturbing is the fact that although the new crop of nigerian players look very good, there is none who looks like a really good defensive midfielder.

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No contest Oliseh was very good but too stubborn for the bosses in the Fa

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hmmm the downfall of nigerian football is such a pity but there is hope yet.

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^^I doubt it, I mean Nigerian Players back then are very determined and overcome all odds to make sure they are victorious unlike these days in which they play only for the money and the fun of it.

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This Video reminds me of the good old days in Nigeria Football.

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AH, I remember that.

Good times, good times.

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yeah, he was really good back then. my memories of U.S '94 are a bit hazy but i can vividly remember that fantastic goal he scored against Spain in France '98. it was voted one of the best goals in of the tourney.

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For all I know, When Oliseh was at his peak (From tunisia 94 - France 98) He was regarded as the best defensive midfielder in Africa and still rated the best defensive midfielder Nigeria ever produced.

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