Former Tremendous Eagles captain Austin Okocha says he gave Sunday Oliseh painkillers to play on the 2000 African Cup of Nations closing in opposition to Cameroon in Lagos.
Oliseh was virtually compelled to drag out of the ultimate after aggravating a hamstring harm of their 2-0 win over South Africa within the semi-final.
The defensive midfielder had a huge effect within the quarter-final win over Senegal, coming off the bench to bag an help because the Eagles got here from a aim all the way down to beat the Teranga Lions 2-1.
Recounting the ultimate defeat to Cameroon on penalties, after full and additional time ended 2-2, Okocha informed The PUNCH, “We have been having an excellent event heading into the ultimate however Sunday (Oliseh) was not absolutely match to play.
“We wanted him within the crew for the ultimate and in addition because the captain of the crew, so I supplied him painkillers to play.
“I gave him the painkillers as a result of enjoying with him gave me and the forwards within the crew extra confidence to assault. It’s unlucky that we misplaced the ultimate the way in which we did in entrance of our residence followers.”
The midfielder (Oliseh) additionally revealed he was removed from absolutely match for closing.
“These are a few of the sacrifices we made for our nation. I wasn’t absolutely match to play however I bought assurance that some painkillers will relieve me during the ultimate. It’s simply unhappy that we misplaced the sport.”
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