The Frenchman takes over from
Sunday Oliseh as Eagles’ handler, and
he will be expected to qualify the
country for the 2018 Fifa World Cup
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
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 Egypt.
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 replaced deceased
Shuaibu Amodu.
In the same vein, Nduka Ugbade has
been restored to the Nigeria U17 team
as assistant to coach Manu Garba.