By John Essien
Former Nigerian international, Sunday Oliseh, has been tipped to return as the next Coach of the Super Eagles.
Oliseh, 47, has been identified as possible replacement for Austin Eguavoen, who resigned following Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is currently in the search for a new gaffer for the three-time African champions, with fingers already pointing in the direction of the ex-Juventus player.
Coach Eguavoen led the Super Eagles to the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon where the Nigerian side were eliminated in the knockout losing against Tunisia.
Despite the Eagles painful exit, Eguavoen retained his position and was allowed to lead the Super Eagles in the World Cup play-offs against Ghana in which the Black Stars qualified.
According to Owngoal, Nigeria’s Sports Minister Sunday Dare is interested in NFF hiring Sunday Oliseh as next Coach.
Recall that Oliseh had vowed never to coach the country’s national team again after quitting his role unceremoniously.
Oliseh had resigned in 2015 due to unresolved issues with the Nigeria Football Federation, including unpaid salaries.
However, it appears the former Ajax midfielder is set to make a u-turn on his decision as the Super Eagles coaching role remains vacant.
Do you think Oliseh has what it takes to return Nigerian football to its glory days?