Sunday Oliseh is in advanced talks with the
Nigerian Football Federation over becoming
the new Super Eagles coach, BBC Sport
The 40-year-old former midfielder, who
captained Nigeria and won 63 caps, is set to
be appointed in the coming days.
The NFF have acted quickly to fill the
vacancy following the sacking of Stephen
Keshi on Saturday.
Oliseh was part of the Nigeria squad that
won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and
Olympic gold two years later.
He also played at the World Cup in 1994 and
1998, helping the Super Eagles to the
last-16 at both tournaments and in the latter
he scored a memorable winner as Nigeria
shocked Spain 3-2 in a group match.
A member of the "golden generation" of
Nigerian football stars, alongside Jay-Jay
Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu and Finidi George,
Oliseh has been working as a pundit, sport
consultant and Fifa Technical committee
Oliseh has little management experience,
having coached only Belgian lower league
side Vervietois between 2008 and 2009, but
he does hold the Uefa Pro Licence.
He would take over from NFF technical
director Shaibu Amodu and assistant coach
Salisu Yusuf, who are are currently in charge
on an interim basis.