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NFF reach agreement with Sunday Oliseh to manage Super Eagles

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Posted on July 9, 2015

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Barely a week after firing previous manager Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have reached an agreement with Sunday Oliseh to manage the senior national team, according to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The NFF relieved Stephen Keshi of his duties as manager after he applied for the vacant Ivory Coast job, previously held by Herve Renard. The NFF said that Keshi “lacked the required commitment” needed to lead the Super Eagles.

Amaju Pinnick, head of the NFF, wasted no time in finding a replacement. He announced on Wednesday that they have reached an agreement with former player and Super Eagles legend Sunday Oliseh to be the next manager. Pinnick recently arranged a meeting with the former Ajax and Juventus man.

Pinnick added, “[Oliseh] will command the respect of the players and we trust he has the temperament to work harmoniously with the technical and development committee, the technical directorate and the technical study group.”

According to Felix Anyansi-Agwu, the chairman of the NFF technical and development committee, they have made an offer to Oliseh, and all that is left is the final details.

“Of course, the executive board has to give approval for his appointment based on the final terms to be agreed,” Anyansi-Agwu said.

With the agreement to manage the senior side, Oliseh has also been given the duty to manufacture a five-year developmental plan, in which he will have constant communication with the managers of the Super Eagles youth sides.

He is expected to officially be unveiled as manager by the weekend, when contract talks and specific details are settled by the two parties.

Nigeria kicked off their AFCON 2017 qualifying campaign by defeating Chad 2-0 in Kaduna. They are currently second on goal difference in Group E, behind Egypt, who defeated Tanzania 3-0 in their first qualifier.

The Super Eagles host Egypt March 23-26 before the two rematch March 26-29 in Cairo.

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