Over the years, wonderful talents like Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, and Ola Aina have decided to play for Nigeria despite being eligible to play for other countries.
The 19-year-old is tipped to represent Nigeria, even though he was born in England and has been capped by France at youth levels.
5 Reasons Michael Olise is Perfect For The Super Eagles
Here are five reasons why the inclusion of Olise could spice up the current Super Eagles team.
- VERSATILITY AND CREATIVITY
Olise has proven countless times that he can drop deep into the midfield and initiate attacks in moments when creativity is lacking.
With inconsistencies in Iwobi’s current form, a talent like Olise will not be a bad alternative or first option.
With the ability to dazzle and stride past defenders, Olise will create space for his teammates to move into space.
His ability to hold the ball effectively and dribble also leave defenders with no choice but to commit a foul, thereby making the Super Eagles attack more dangerous and unpredictable.
- SQUAD DEPTH
With the addition of Olise to the current crop of talented players in the Super Eagles setup, there will be more competition for shirts.
Also, the attacking players in the squad will be forced to give their best when called upon and injury to a key player may have less effect on the team.
- TECHNICAL BRILLIANCE
Olise’s positioning off-the-ball is a thing to commend. His movement has helped disrupt opponents’ defensive game plans – especially when playing against a defensive-minded team.
- SWITCHING PLAY
Since the retirement of fantastic midfielders like Sunday Oliseh and Austin “Jay-Jay” Okocha, the Super Eagles have had few individuals with the ability to switch play perfectly.
With Olise’s skill, Nigeria will have an alternative style of play – which will be an added advantage for coach Gernot Rohr.