There had been reports floating over the past week that former super eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh, is in talks with NFF about taking over the head coaching job for the Nigerian Super Eagles. This comes a few days after former coach Stephen Keshi was relived of his duties.
According to a report from PunchNG, The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has confirmed that this will in fact be the case. Sunday Oliseh will coach the Super Eagles with a team that will include a Dutch man as an assistant.
A coach close to the former super eagles captain, and current super sports analyst had this to say:
“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 Oliseh met with NFF president Amaju Pinnick and Austin Jay Jay Okocha in London on Tuesday to discuss potential terms of the job. The NFF have stated that the package will include a 5 year development plan to “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.”
This will be very welcome news to a lot of Nigerian football fans, as Sunday Oliseh is held in high regard from his playing days.
Oliseh in his professional career has played for Julius Burger, Ajax, Juventus, Bourussia Dortmund, and FC Kohn.