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NFF set to appoint Sunday Oliseh as new Super Eagles coach


The Nigerian Football Federation is in advanced talks with former Super Eagles midfielder Sunday Oliseh to be the new Nigeria coach.

BBC sport understands that the the 40-year old former midfielder will be appointed in the coming days after Stephen Keshi was sacked on Saturday.

Oliseh was one of the best defensive midfielder in the World during his playing days, he represented Nigeria and won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1994 and Olympic gold two years later.

He also played at the World Cup in 1994 and 1998, helping the Super Eagles to the last-16 at both tournaments and in the latter he scored a memorable winner as Nigeria shocked Spain 3-2 in a group match.

Watch the memorable goal below:


Sunday Oliseh has been worked as a pundit on super sport TV during the World cup, hes a sport consultant and Fifa technical committee member.

He would take over from NFF technical director Shaibu Amodu and assistant coach Salisu Yusuf, who are are currently in charge on an interim basis.

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