NFF confirms ex-international as Super Eagles coach

After the sacking of Stephen Keshi, the Nigeria Football Federation have confirmed that they are about ti announce Sunday Oliseh as the next Super Eagles coach


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)have confirmed that they are in talks with ex-International, Sunday Oliseh for the Super Eagles job.

The NFF on Saturday, July 4  sacked former coach Stephen Keshi for undefined.

Sunday Oliseh according to the NFF website, met with NFF President Amaju Pinnick in London on Tuesday, July 7.

A photo of Oliseh and Pinnick smiling and holding each other infront of  the Marriott London Maida Vale.

According to the NFF Oliseh will come with a Foreign Technical Assistant, whose job description will centre around development programmes, and who will work with Clubs’ Youth Teams and certified Academies towards developing the game from the grassroots.

Current stand-in Coach Salisu Yusuf will also be in the new team.

Part of NFF's demand for Oliseh is for him to come up with a five –year developmental plan to fashion a unique playing and coaching philosophy for all the National Teams, and will for this purpose, interface regularly with coaches of those teams.

NFF President Amaju Pinnick said he has faith in Oliseh's ability.

“Sunday Oliseh has vast experience and immense knowledge of the game, and will certainly add value to what we are doing," Pinnick is quoted to say by the NFF website.

"He has bought into our vision and objectives towards the development of Nigeria football. He will command the respect of the players and we trust he has the temperament to work harmoniously with the Technical and Development Committee, the Technical Directorate and the Technical Study Group.

“On our part at the NFF, we will give him all the support to succeed as we have been giving to all our coaches. Subject to the approval of the NFF Executive Committee, we will conclude negotiations by weekend and he will be unveiled next week.”

Oliseh won 63 caps for Nigeria and captained the Super Eagles during the 2000 African Nations Cup.

The 40-year-old 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.


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