Samson Siasia and Emmanuel Amunike have both been named interim handlers of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation on the recommendation of the Technical Committee and will go ahead to prepare the team for the Afcon 2017 qualifiers against Egypt.
The NFF tweeted the news on Friday, hours after the shock resignation of former coach Sunday Oliseh. The 41 year-old Coach cited contractual breach by his employers and had since edited his Twitter ID to reflect the development.
Breaking: NFF installs Siasia, Yusuf, Amuneke combo for Egypt. More Details soon
— The NFF (@thenff) February 26, 2016
Siasia and Amunike, both of whom have national team jobs with junior teams (U-23 and U-20) would be assisted by Salisu Yusuf according to the NFF.
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.”
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 double date with the Pharaohs in March.