Salisu Yusuf succeeds Sunday Oliseh as Nigeria's Super Eagles coach


Yusuf takes over the reins after Frenchman Paul Le Guen failed to agree terms with the NFF, who previously announced he had succeeded Sunday Oliseh in the hotseat.

Oliseh quit over a contract dispute in February.

The NFF said in a statement: “Following the recommendation of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Board approved the appointment of Mr. Salisu Yusuf as Chief Coach of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles and Head of the CHAN team. Mr. Imama Amakapabo will serve as Assistant Coach and Mr. Alloy Agu as Goalkeepers’ Trainer.

“Executive Committee instructed the Technical and Development Sub-Committee to, within the next seven days, recommend a candidate for the post of Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles.

“It noted that the refusal of Mr. Paul Le Guen, earlier recommended by the Sub-Committee, to accept to be given targets as well as unwillingness to live in Nigeria, made his candidature unacceptable to the Board.

“Committee also disapproved of Mr. Le Guen’s desire to come to the job with two assistants, which would make Nigerian coaches redundant.

“The Committee noted that it was the desire to show transparency that made the Technical and Development Sub-Committee to make public its recommendation in the first place.”