Nigerian Legend Sunday Oliseh Replaces Stephen Keshi as Super Eagles Coach

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Ogorchukwu Oliseh is expected to be officially unveiled as head coach of the Nigeria this week in the capital, Abuja replacing his former teammate Stephen Keshi, who was fired this month for breaching his contract by applying to be Ivory Coast coach.

Sunday Oliseh
Sunday Oliseh

According to NFF, this decision follows an Executive Committee meeting of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that approved his appointment but didn’t give contract details.

Oliseh aka ‘The Pass Master’ as he was referred to during his playing days played for Nigeria from 1993-2002, winning Olympic football gold in 1996, Africa Cup of Nations gold in 1994, silver and bronze, as well as reaching the Round of 16 at the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cup with the Super Eagles.

Oliseh when he still played for Nigeria

Since hanging his boots in 2006, Oliseh’s only coaching job was in charge of Belgian lower division side, Royal Cercle Sportif Verviétois between 2008 and 2009.

His first task will be an away clash against Tanzania in the Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017 qualifiers September in Dar es Salaam looking  to build on Super Eagles  2-0 win in the opening match against  neighbors Chad last month.

He becomes the third indigenous trainer to handle the Super Eagles in recent times after Samson Siasia and Keshi.



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