NFF formally appoints new coaches for Super Eagles

NFF formally appoints new coaches for Super Eagles

Pending the appointment of the substantive coach for the Super Eagles, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has formally appointed Salisu Yusuf, Finidi George and Usman Abdallah as first, second and third assistant coaches respectively.

Also appointed were Eboboritse Uwejamomere who will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.    

The appointment followed after approving the recommendation of the Technical & Development Sub-Committee led by Ahmed ‘Fresh’ Yusuf.

The NFF, however, is yet to name the substantive coach for the Super Eagles after the disbanding of the technical crew led by Augustine Eguavoen recently but he will be announced and officially unveiled once the processes for his engagement and contract-signing are concluded.

It will be recalled that the quartet of former Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde, former France coach, Laurent Blanc, former Derby County coach, Philip Cocu and Jose Peseiro have been pencilled down as Gernot Rohr’s replacement.

Salisu was recently appointed as the Head Coach of the Super Eagles B (otherwise known as CHAN team) as well as the U23 (Olympics) team and will link up with the senior team whenever he is available from Super Eagles B/U23 Team duties.

Finidi George is the current manager of the Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba FC while Abdallah was recently unveiled as Katsina United Football Club’s technical adviser.

Meanwhile, Salisu as U23 coach will work with Kennedy Boboye (Assistant Coach); Fatai Osho (Assistant Coach); Abubakar Bala Mohammed (Assistant Coach); Fidelis Ikechukwu (Assistant Coach); Eboboritse Uwejamomere (Match Analyst) and Ike Shorounmu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer) and Suleiman Shuaibu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer 2).

In other appointments, Ladan Bosso retains his position as Head Coach of the U20 Boys. He will work with former U17 Head Coach, Fatai Amao (Assistant Coach); Oladuni Oyekale (Assistant Coach); Jolomi Atune Alli (Assistant Coach) and; Baruwa Olatunji Abideen (Goalkeepers’ Trainer)

For the U17 Boys, Golden Eaglets, Nduka Ugbade was named Head Coach. He will work with Ahmad Lawal Dankoli (Assistant Coach); Omoniyi Haruna Ilerika (Assistant Coach); Yemi Daniel (Assistant Coach) and; Mohammed Nasiru Isah (Goalkeepers’ Trainer). Ugbade captained Nigeria’s first cadet team that won the FIFA U16 World Cup in China in 1985.

For the U13/15 Boys known as Future Eagles, Patrick Bassey will be Head Coach and will work with Abdullahi Tyabo Umar (Assistant Coach); Mohammed Kalli Kachalla (Assistant Coach); Ifeanyi Uba (Assistant Coach); Alh. Mohammed Kwairanga (Assistant Coach) and; Abubakar Abdullahi (Goalkeepers’ Trainer).

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