The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has approved the appointment of Kano Pillars Manager Salisu Yusuf as Head Coach of the Home-based Super Eagles as well as the U23 Olympic team.
Recall that the country’s football body had handed its Executive Committee a five-day ultimatum to recommend Head Coaches for the male national teams at all levels as the first step towards the rebuilding process.
As for the senior men’s team (Super Eagles), the NFF disclosed that a new Head Coach will be announced and officially unveiled once the processes for his engagement and contract-signing are concluded.
Salisu, who was part of the Austin Eguavoen’s disengaged technical crew that failed to qualify Nigeria for the World Cup in Qatar, returns to his previous role as gaffer of Super Eagles B.
The 60-year-old coached Eagles B when the team emerged runner-up of the African Nations Championship in Morocco in 2018, and will work with Kennedy Boboye (Assistant Coach); Fatai Osho (Assistant Coach); Abubakar Bala Mohammed (Assistant Coach); Fidelis Ikechukwu (Assistant Coach); Eboboritse Uwejamomere (Match Analyst) and Ike Shorounmu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer) and Suleiman Shuaibu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer 2).
In other appointments, Ladan Bosso retains his position as Head Coach of the U20 Boys. He will work with former U17 Head Coach, Fatai Amao (Assistant Coach); Oladuni Oyekale (Assistant Coach); Jolomi Atune Alli (Assistant Coach) and; Baruwa Olatunji Abideen (Goalkeepers’ Trainer)
For the U17 Boys, Golden Eaglets, Nduka Ugbade was named Head Coach. He will work with Ahmad Lawal Dankoli (Assistant Coach); Omoniyi Haruna Ilerika (Assistant Coach); Yemi Daniel (Assistant Coach) and; Mohammed Nasiru Isah (Goalkeepers’ Trainer). Ugbade captained Nigeria’s first cadet team that won the FIFA U16 World Cup in China in 1985.