NFF confirms Sunday Oliseh as new Super Eagles coach, appoint Dutch Assistant


  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 625
The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has
confirmed that former Nigeria international
football player, Sunday Oliseh will coach the
Super Eagles with a team that will include a
Dutch man as an assistant.
A manager close to Oliseh in Europe, confirmed
this on Wednesday that the former Eagles
captain had accepted the job offer and would
work with an assistant from Europe.
He said,
“I can confirm that Sunny has accepted the
offer and he will be working with an assistant
coming down from Europe as well.”
On Wednesday, the NFF confirmed they were in
talks with the Belgium-based Nigerian to
replace Stephen Keshi, who was kicked out as
Eagles coach on Saturday. Oliseh met with NFF
president Amaju Pinnick and Austin Jay Jay
Okocha in London on Tuesday.
The NFF added that Oliseh would come with a
“foreign technical assistant, whose job
description will centre around development
programmes, and working 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, but with greater devotion to
the home-based team, otherwise known as
Super Eagles B, and will be the interface
between the technical crew and the home
From the details of the package being finalised,
Oliseh is expected 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