Sunday Oliseh Ex-captain set to take over as Super Eagles coach

Former Nigeria International Stephen Keshi is set to take over as Super Eagles coach

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Sunday Oliseh play The NFF are in advanced talks with Sunday Oliseh over the Super Eagles job (Super Sports)
Sunday Oliseh play Oliseh have 63 caps for Nigeria (Omni Sports)
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) are in advanced talks with former Nigerian international Sunday Oliseh over taking over as Super Eagles coach.

The NFF on Saturday, July 4 sacked former coach Stephen Keshi over what they called 'lack of commitment' on the side on the two time African Nations Cup winner-as a player and as a coach.

NFF technical director Shaibu Amodu and assistant coach Salisu Yusuf were placed in charge of the Super Eagles on interim bases while the search for the next coach contines.

According to BBC Sports, Oliseh who played for Juventus and Borussia Dortmund is in advanced talks with the NFF and will be appointed in a few days time.

Stephen Keshi play Stephen Keshi was sacked on Saturday, July 4 over lack of commitment

 

The 40-year-old won 63 caps for Nigeria and captained the Super Eagles during the 2000 African Nations Cup.

Oliseh was part of the Nigeria squad that won the 1994 African Nations Cup and the 1996 Gold winning Dream team in Atalanta.

He also played at the FIFA World Cup in 1994 and 1998 where is scored a memorable log range winner against Spain in a group match.

Oliseh has been working as a pundit, sport consultant and FIFA Technical committee member.

Oliseh has little management experience, having coached only Belgian lower league side Vervietois between 2008 and 2009.

He does hold the Uefa Pro Licence and in an interview TEDxEuston said he is qualified to coach Nigeria.

He however waved off the idea of becoming Super Eagles coach suggesting that too many troubles come along with the job.

 "So many people have been asking me, 'why don't you go and coach the Super Eagles? I want to live long," he said.

"I'm very much qualified [to coach NGA] but I'll rather share my experience & allow my thoughts & knowledge reach a vast majority."

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