Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced a new set of coaches for all the men’s national teams apart from the Super Eagles.
In a release made available by the media department, the Executive Committee of the body has approved the recommendation of its Technical and Development Sub-Committee for the appointment of Salisu Yusuf as the Head Coach of the Super Eagles B (otherwise known as the CHAN team) as well as the U23 (Olympics) team.
The current Kano Pillars head coach will work with current NPFL league winner Kennedy Boboye, former Enyimba head coach Fatai Osho, Abubakar Bala Mohammed, and Fidelis Ikechukwu as his assistants. Other members of the crew include Eboboritse Uwejamomere (Match Analyst) and Ike Shorounmu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer) and Suleiman Shuaibu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer 2).
Yusuf was the Head Coach of the Super Eagles B when the team finished as losing finalists of the African Nations Championship in Morocco in 2018 and has been given another opportunity to lead the team to the tournament in 2023.
In other appointments, Ladan Bosso retains his position as Head Coach of the U20 Boys. He will work with former U17 Head Coach, Fatai Amao (Assistant Coach); Oladuni Oyekale (Assistant Coach); Jolomi Atune Alli (Assistant Coach) and Baruwa Olatunji Abideen (Goalkeepers’ Trainer).
The Bosso-led technical crew will need to navigate the WAFU qualifiers for a place in the U20 AFCON billed to hold in Egypt next year.
For the U17 Boys, Golden Eaglets, Nduka Ugbade was named Head Coach. He will work with Ahmad Lawal Dankoli (Assistant Coach); Omoniyi Haruna Ilerika (Assistant Coach); Yemi Daniel (Assistant Coach) and; Mohammed Nasiru Isah (Goalkeepers’ Trainer).
Patrick Bassey will be Head Coach of the U13/15 (Future Eagles), and will work with Abdullahi Tyabo Umar (Assistant Coach); Mohammed Kalli Kachalla (Assistant Coach); Ifeanyi Uba (Assistant Coach); Alh. Mohammed Kwairanga (Assistant Coach) and; Abubakar Abdullahi (Goalkeepers’ Trainer).
In addition to the aforementioned, the NFF Executive Committee has also approved the recommendation of the Technical & Development Sub-Committee for the new Super Eagles Head Coach to work with Coach Salisu Yusuf (whenever he is available from Super Eagles B/U23 Team duties) as 1st Assistant.
Enyimba coach Finidi George and former Enyimba gaffer Usman Abdallah will serve as 2nd and 3rd assistants respectively, while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.
However, the NFF maintained that a new Head Coach for the Super Eagles will be announced and officially unveiled once the engagement and documentation process is completed.