The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed the
appointment of Paul Le Guen as the new Nigeria
Super Eagles coach after he was recommended
by the technical committee on Monday evening.
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The 52-year-old succeeds Sunday Oliseh, who
left the post after his failed expedition at the 2016
African Nations Championship failing to get past
the preliminary round.
He will be assisted by Salisu Yusuf who takes the
role of chief coach with Imama Amapakabo and
Alloy Agu serving as assistant coach and
goalkeeper trainer respectively.
Le Guen’s first challenge is against Tanzania in a
2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in September
– though the Super Eagles had lost the ticket to
The technical crew has also been charged with
the responsibility of qualifying the country to the
2018 Fifa World Cup Russia ahead of Algeria,
Cameroon and Zambia in Group B.
Le Guen will be recalled steered Cameroon to the
2010 Fifa World Cup staged in South Africa. He
has also handled Oman national team.
Also, the technical committee recommended to
the NFF the appointment of former national team
handler Bitrus Bewerang as new technical director
of the country’s football – to replace deceased