Former midfielder and captain Sunday Oliseh has been affirmed as the new new head coach for Nigeria Super Eagles on Wednesday. Oliseh assumes control from another previous captain, Stephen Keshi, who’s appointment was terminated this month for breaking his agreement by applying to be Ivory Coast coach.
Sunday Oliseh and Jean Francois Losciuto have finally sign a five-year contract as Head Coach and Assistant Head Coach of the Nigerian Super Eagles this afternoon.
Oliseh played for Nigeria from 1993-2002, winning the African Cup of Nations in 1994, and Olympic gold at the Atlanta Games in 1996. He also appeared at two World Cups.
The 40-year-old, who played club football in Italy, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium, is relied upon to acquire his own reserved staff.
After Keshi’s argumentative flight, Oliseh’s prompt undertaking is to set up the group for 2017 African Container qualifying, which continues in ahead of schedule September.
“There is no time to waste … it is imperative that Oliseh starts work immediately,” NFF general secretary Mohammed Sanusi said.
Nigeria are three-time African champion, and won their first continental title in 19 years under Keshi in 2013.