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A former Nigerian coach Sunday Oliseh has noted that unity was responsible for the great showing of the Super Eagles set of 1994, Concise News reports.

This online news medium understands that Oliseh who is a former captain of the team said this in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 African Cup of Nations win.

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Nigeria won its second AFCON crown in Tunis, the Tunisian capital, on the 10th of April, 1994.

The Super Eagles teams of the 1990s (1993-1996) are seen as the most successful set of Super Eagles ever.

And last week, the side was honoured during the 2018 NFF Football Awards held in Lagos, Nigeria.

Speaking at the event, Oliseh who won a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games noted that the team played for one another on the pitch.

“I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of my colleagues. It’s the first time that we are getting together in the past 25 years,” Oliseh said while receiving the award.

“And I must confess that exactly 9 days from today, 25 years ago, the 10th of April 1994, we shocked the world in style when we won the African Nations Cup.

“As at that time, we didn’t know what we were doing. As you see us all here, we are just one big family. We hardly agreed on anything then.

“But as you see these guys here, the moment we put on the jersey. . . I remember Uche Okechukwu saying, “Jay Jay leave am, as e kick you e go come here.”

Continuing, he recalled when “Stephen Keshi’s wife will cook African food for us all and she will bring it and carry it with her car and we’ll all start sharing it in the hotel. Am I lying guys.

“That tells you the love that we had for one another.”

He also recalled that “when we trained at the National Stadium, we had 30,000 watching trainings [sic]. Our trainings [sic] were like matches.

“And for that reason, anybody who was going to wear the jersey on Saturday, you know that if you don’t give 150%, not only will the Lagos fans kick you so hard, but there’s somebody waiting on the bench to take that jersey and good luck to you if you lose it.

“Why am I saying this now is that ever since people think that we have problems amongst ourselves.

“It is far from true. The thing is that we know that without one another, we’ll not be having food on the table today.

“We’ll be starving. We helped each other and we carry on with that friendship.

“Daniel used to turn to me on the pitch and say, ‘I’ll come help you defend.’ Even when I had 3 or 4 opponents, he will come and join me.”