Yusuf Named By NFF As Super Eagle’s Head Coach


The Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Salisu Yusuf, as the new Super Eagles Head Coach replacing Frenchman Paul Le Guen.

The NFF Technical and Development Committee had on Monday recommended Le Guen for the job which he declined.

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Reports say the Frenchman claimed that he had already rejected the job offer before his recommendation by the NFF technical committee.

However, in a communiqué after its executive committee meeting on Wednesday, the NFF executive committee said that it had appointed Salisu Yusuf.

Yusuf Appointed New Super Eagles Coach

It cited its rejection of its Technical and Development Committee’s recommendation to appoint Le Guen based on his refusal to agree to some terms of the contract.

The statement released by the NFF said,

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

“It noted that the refusal of Le Guen, earlier recommended by the sub-committee to accept to be given targets, as well as his unwillingness to live in Nigeria made his candidature unacceptable to the board.

“The committee also disapproved of Le Guen’s desire to come to the job with two assistants which will make Nigerian coaches redundant.

“The committee further resolved that any candidate that will be recommended by the Technical and Development Sub-Committee must have accepted to be handed targets and must also be willing to live in Nigeria.

“In addition, such a candidate must agree to undergo other internal evaluation.’’

The communiqué also disclosed that Yusuf would combine his Super Eagles job with that of the CHAN Eagles, while Imama Amakapabo would serve as Assistant Coach and Alloy Agu as Goalkeepers’ Trainer.

It also approved the recommendation of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee for Bitrus Bewarang to replace late Coach Shaibu Amodu as the new National Technical Director (NTD).

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The NFF further approved the recommendation for Nduka Ugbade to return to the U-17 national team as Assistant Coach and mandated all sub-committees to henceforth submit reports of their activities to the NFF Board through the general-secretary.

The NFF also disclosed that henceforth, only the head coaches of the various national teams will be on monthly salary. Assistant coaches will receive only bonuses and allowances.

By this announcement, the assistant coaches presently in the NFF’s employ have been given till December 2016 to secure substantive employment elsewhere due to financial constraints.