NFF Appoints Siasia, Amuneke To Lead Super Eagles
Nigeria has re-appointed Samson Siasia as Head Coach of the Senior National Football Team, Super Eagles.
He will work with respected tactician Salisu Yusuf, FIFA U-17 World Cup winner, Emmanuel Amuneke and Alloy Agu for the upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt.
According to the NFF website, the combination was recommended by the NFF Technical and Development Committee following Sunday Oliseh’s resignation on Twitter in the early hours of Friday.
Siasia served as Super Eagles’ Head Coach between December 2010 and October 2011, before his contract was terminated following the team’s failure to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
Amuneke led the Nigeria U-17 boys to a fifth FIFA World Cup title in Chile in 2015 and was hailed for his excellent comportment and maturity, as well as the tremendous skills of his players.
Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu were in the immediate past crew led by Oliseh and will serve as the bridge with the new team as Nigeria gets set for a potentially explosive double date with the Pharaohs in March.
Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Chris Green told thenff.com: “The new crew has the mandate to reach out to the very best Nigerian players anywhere. The matches against Egypt would not be picnics and we need our very best for those contests.”
The NFF has also revealed that former coach, Sunday Oliseh was this week paid the sum of N20 million, being salaries for three months (December 2015, January 2016 and February 2016) and half-year rent for July-December 2015.
He was signed on in July 2015.