Oliseh, part of FIFA’s team of technical experts, oversaw the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar together with former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

Oliseh, 48, was part of the coaching team that selected Lionel Messi ahead of Kylian Mbappé as the best player of the World Cup after Argentina beat France on penalties at Qatar’s Lusial Stadium.

He took to social media to share his thoughts ahead of the final. He said: “In the stadium while Messi led Argentina and Mbappé’s France will come out of this tunnel.

“It’s been an exceptionally good World Cup. One of the best experiences of my life. Get ready, it’s going to be an unforgettable final.”

Following the completion of the tournament in Qatar, Oliseh was interviewed by Arise TV.

Oliseh explained that the Super Eagles missing out on qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup will have an effect on Nigerian football ahead of the next edition.

He revealed that the Super Eagles cannot afford to miss the 2026 FIFA World Cup which will be hosted by the United States of America (USA), Canada and Mexico.

Oliseh in the interview expressed the importance of football in Nigeria, but that if Nigeria does not qualify for the consecutive World Cup tournaments, the Super Eagles will die.

He also added that the fact that tournament participants have increased from 32 to 48 does not guarantee Super Eagles qualification.

He said: “Nigerian football will be almost dead if we fail to qualify for the next World Cup.”

“We are already behind many countries because we did not qualify (for Qatar 2022) and we are further behind because we did not participate in this World Cup.”

“Football is a religion in this country, but when you don’t have a solid league, you can’t have a good team”

Oliseh, despite his technical duties with the team, also participated with the African Lions in the FIFA Legends games.