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NFF appoints Siasia as Oliseh’s replacement

26 February 2016, 18:11Israel Ojoko

Lagos - The Nigeria Football Federation has announced the appointment of Samson Siasia as replacement for Sunday Oliseh who resigned on Friday, just seven months in the position after his appointment in July 2015.

Siasia, who has qualified Nigeria for the football event at the Rio 2016 Olympics, is making a return as Super Eagles coach, and would be assisted by former Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke, Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.

According to a statement from NFF, “the combination was recommended by the NFF Technical and Development Committee following Sunday Oliseh’s resignation on twitter in the early hours of Friday.”

Also read: Oliseh resigns as Super Eagles coach

On 4 November 2010, Siasia was named as the national team coach to succeed Swedish Lars Lagerbäck. He was fired on 28 October 2011 for failing to take the Nigeria team to the 2012 African Nations Cup in Gabon & Equatorial Guinea.

Amuneke led the Nigeria U-17 boys to a fifth FIFA World Cup title in Chile last year and was hailed for his excellent comportment and maturity, as well as the tremendous skills of his players.

Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu were in the immediate past crew led by Oliseh and will serve as the bridge with the new team as Nigeria gets set for a potentially –explosive double date with the Pharaohs in March.

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