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Nigeria’s Sunday Oliseh assigned technical study role in World Cup opener



Sunday Oliseh
Virtual Stadium 1, Main Media Centre (QNCC), Doha

As the World Cup 2022 kicks off this Sunday at the Al Bayt Stadium in Doha, former Super Eagles’ captain and later coach, Sunday Oliseh is one of the two FIFA Technical Study Group members that have been assigned to the match.

Oliseh told the Sports Village Square that he sees himself as a worthy ambassador of the country and will do everything not to dissapoint in the role assigned to him.

The opening match pitches the hosts, Qatar against Colombia and will kick off at 5pm local time (3pm in Nigeria).

Oliseh was one of the six-man team unveiled on Saturday at the virtual stadium of the Main Media Centre in Doha.

The Technical Study Group (TSG), is to provide cutting-edge analysis of all FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 matches while increasing and developing understanding of the game across the world.   

It is led by FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger. The other members include  Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), Alberto Zaccheroni (Italy), Cha Du-Ri (Korea Republic), Sunday Oliseh (Nigeria), Faryd Mondragon (Colombia) and Pascal Zuberbühler (Switzerland).


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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