Behold The New Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia Again!


Following Sunday Oliseh’s resignation, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Samson Siasia as the Super Eagles Coach… again!

Oliseh in the early hours of Friday, February 26 announced his resignation from the Super Eagles job citing contract violations, lack of support and unpaid wages as the reason for his decision.

Interim coach, Siasia will be assisted by Nigeria U-20 coach Emmanuel Amuneke, Salisu Yusuf  and Alloy Agu ahead of next month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.

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The NFF announced the developments via its website after a meeting of the Technical and Development Committee on Friday.

Chairman of the Technical Committee, Chris Green, said the coaching crew will work under the office of the NFF Technical Director Shaibu Amodu ahead of the crucial qualification duel against the Pharaohs.

“The new crew has the mandate to reach out to the very best Nigerian players anywhere. The matches against Egypt would not be picnics and we need our very best for those contests.

“We have decided as a matter of urgency to get a consortium of coaches to oversee the team in the mean time.

“We have two very important matches coming up in [one in] Kaduna and the other in Cario which seem late in the time. [Oliseh’s resignation] came as a rude shock.

“We were not guarded when this event happened. We need to do what we ought to get the best of the very bad situation,” Green told press men.

Siasia will return to take charge of the Super Eagles combining with leading the Dream Team VI to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later in the year.

Siasia worked as Super Eagles’ Head Coach between December 2010 and October 2011, before his contract was terminated following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

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.

Siasia and Amuneke are among few ex-Nigeria internationals who boast impressive track record in coaching. Amuneke, who has a UEFA Pro licence, was assistant to Manu Garba when the Nigeria U-17 squad won a fourth FIFA World Cup title in 2013, and then headed the crew that successfully defended the trophy last year.

Siasia steered the Nigeria U-20 team to the African title in 2005 and led the team to runner-up spot at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in the Netherlands the same year.

He also led the U-23 to silver medal in the men’s football tournament of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and two months ago, led the U-23 to win the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations in Senegal, in the process qualifying the team to this year’s Olympics.

Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu were in the immediate past crew led by Oliseh.

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