Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will next week unveil former captain Sunday Oliseh as head coach of the Super Eagles following a confirmation of on-going negotiations between both parties.
Oliseh will be replacing Stephen Keshi, who’s appointment was terminated by the NFF at the weekend over breaches of core terms of contract.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick said: “Sunday Oliseh has vast experience and immense knowledge of the game, and will certainly add value to what we are doing. 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.
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“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 played for Reggiana, FC Cologne, Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, VFL Bochum and RC Genk in a magnificent professional career, during which he played under some of the best coaches in the universe.
He will be replacing Keshi who won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with Nigeria, and led the Super Eagles to a Round of 16 finish at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.