NFF returns Samson Siasia as Super Eagles Chief Coach, as Oliseh quits

Samson Siasia, back as Eagles Chief Coach

Following the resignation of Sunday Oliseh as the Head Coach of Nigerian Super Eagles in the wee hours of Friday, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has asked former Super Eagles Coach, Samson Siasia to take over as the interim coach.

Samson Siasia, who is presently the U-23 Coach, is to handle the Nigeria vs Egypt AFCON 2017 qualifier match in Kano and the return leg in Cairo scheduled for March 25, 2016.

Oliseh, had in the wee hours of Friday, announced his resignation as Chief Coach on his official Twitter handle, @SundayOOliseh.

According to him: “I feel fortunate, blessed and eternally grateful for having had the honour to play, captain and coach this great nation of ours, Nigeria.

Due to contract violations, lack of support, unpaid wages, benefits to my players, Assistant Coaches and myself, I resign as Super Eagles Chief Coach.”


Oliseh had since changed his profile on the micro-blogging site to Ex-Chief Coach, Super Eagles.

Just yesterday, the NFF had asked the former coach to start reporting to Shuaibu Amodi, the National Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Chris Green, the Chairman, NFF’s Technical and Development Committee had hinted that this development was for easy coordination.

Green also said this was because NFF’s Technical Department was structured in a way that all the national team coaches must report directly to Amodu.

“Shuaibu Amodu is the National Technical Director and as such he is involved in all the games of the national teams, whether in the under-17, under-20 or Super Eagles.

Oliseh Sunday
Sunday Oliseh, ex-Super Eagles Chief Coach

“Normally, as the National Technical Director, Oliseh will report to him (Amodu), while he (Amodu) reports to the Technical Committee and from there to the General Secretary and finally to the Executive Committee of the NFF.

“His (Amodu) function is to prepare programmes for the Federation for the various national teams for the next five years. So, for every game we play, he is involved by virtue of his position.

“All of us will have to work together. Oliseh is the Head Coach of the Super Eagles, while Amodu is the National Technical Director.

“However, Amodu is not directly involved in the handling of the Super Eagles, but he is directly involved in the formulation of policies and programmes for all the national teams,’’ Green said.

Sunday Oliseh took over as Super Eagles coach in July 2015 shortly after Stephen Keshi was sacked.

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