Nigeria appoints former Super Eagles midfielder and captain Sunday Oliseh as new coach

Sunday Oliseh, Coach of Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles

Nigeria have appointed former Super Eagles midfielder and captain Sunday Oliseh as their new coach.

The 40-year-old has signed a three-year deal and succeeds Stephen Keshi, who was sacked at the start of July.

“We have the talent to change our fortunes, to regain the respect we once had and match that with results,” Oliseh said.

“This is the biggest job in African football. With everyone’s support we can get the Super Eagles flying again.”

Oliseh, who earned 63 caps for Nigeria and helped his country win the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and Olympic gold in 1996, takes the helm at a time when Nigeria are struggling on and off the field.

Read more: BBC Sport – Sunday Oliseh appointed as Nigeria coach

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