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Salisu Yusuf Appointed Nigeria U-23 Head Coach

The Nigeria Football Association (NFF) has appointed experienced coach Salisu Yusuf as the new head coach of the National U-23 team, Olympic Eagles.

The former Enugu Rangers coach will be working alongside Kennedy Boboye, Fatai Osho, Abubakar Bala Mohammed, Fidelis Ikechukwu as his assistants, while Eboboritse Uwejamomere takes up the role of match analyst with Ike Shorounmu serving as goalkeepers trainer.

Yusuf will also handle Super Eagles B (otherwise known as CHAN team), a role that he previously held in 2018 before his suspension by NFF due to corruption issues.

The 60-year-old appointment comes few weeks after his dismissal as Super Eagles Chief Coach following the failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Meanwhile, NFF has named Ladan Bosso retained his position as the team’s head coach, while Nduka Ugbade is the new head coach of the Golden Eaglets, while Patrick Bassey.

The Super Eagles fans were however lefty disappointed after NFF stated that a new Head Coach for the Super Eagles will be announced and officially unveiled once the processes for his engagement and contract-signing are concluded.

“The NFF Executive Committee has also approved the recommendation of the Technical & Development Sub-Committee for the new Head Coach to work with Coach Salisu Yusuf (whenever he is available from Super Eagles B/U23 Team duties) as 1st Assistant,” read the NFF statement.

“Former Nigeria international Finidi George will be 2nd Assistant, with Usman Abdallah as 3rd Assistant. Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.”

Nigeria – bronze medallists at Rio 2016 – won the 1996 Olympic football tournament and are the first African country to complete an Olympic medal sweep having won a silver medal in Beijing in 2008.



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