Sunday Oliseh Appointed Into FIFA Technical Team


Sunday Oliseh, the immediate past chief coach of Nigeria’s national team, Super Eagles, has been appointed as a member of the Federation of International Football Association FIFA technical study group (TSG).

This will make it the second time Oliseh would be appointed to the football world governing body, Federation of International Football Association, FIFA’s TSG. He was appointed in March 2013 as part of the FIFA technical study team during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Though Oliseh did not reveal the details of his appointment, his first task as a member of TSG would be at the 2016 Rio Olympics football events which will hold between August 3 and 20, 2016.

An excited Oliseh took to his Twitter handle this morning to announce the new appointment, saying; “Honoured to be appointed into the “new look” FIFA Technical Department. Next mission; The 2016 Rio Olympics Football.”

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Currently headed by an ex-Swiss international, Jean-Paul Brigger, the TSG’s priority is to observe teams in matches and training sessions and collect information, reports of which are made available to FIFA member associations afterwards as a development tool.

Oliseh managed the Nigerian national team for seven months before he resigned citing lack of support from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

The former Juventus and Ajax midfielder has been keeping himself busy after leaving the Super Eagles job as he was seen recently in Germany where he went to watch the UEFA Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Benfica.

He was reportedly part of a technical team that evaluated the Borrusia Dortmund versus Liverpool game in the Europa League quarter-finals last Thursday. He was on the trip alongside his former Eagles assistant coach, Jean Francois Loscuito.

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