OLISEH JOINS SIASIA
Former Super Eagles captain ,Sunday Oliseh may not have realised his dream of coaching the Super Eagles, but he has joined the train of ex-internationals now working to move the game forward in the country.
Few days after his team mate Samson Siasia was named the new Super Eagles coach, Oliseh is coming on board as the head of technical department of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Oliseh is stepping into the shoes of James Peters who was last week sacked by the NFF board as part of steps to reorganise the Glass House.
A board member of NFF who confirmed Oliseh's appointment disclosed to Sunday Sunsports exclusively that the board has reached an agreement with the Germany based former Super Eagles captain.
'Oliseh has been given the job to head the technical department and as we speak, I can confirm to you that he has accepted the offer we made to him. He would be resuming on December 1 alongside Siasia,' the board member disclosed. He said the board decided to give Oliseh the job because of his background and the fact that he had before now shown interest in working for the country. He stressed that Oliseh would equally help Siasia to succeed as Super Eagles coach.
'Oliseh and Siasia played together in the Super Eagles, our thinking is that they can work together. Oliseh had equally before now shown interest in the national team, so we feel we should bring him on board. We want to work with people who can help the game and turn things around ,' he said. It would be noted that the NFF board last week fired James Peters as part of steps being taken to reorganise the Glass House.
Chairman of the NFF technical committee , Barrister Chris Green, who however refused to confirm or deny the Oliseh story said one thing he wants to assure Nigerians is the fact that a competent person would step in as Peters replacement. 'Nigerians were happy with our choice of Siasia as Eagles coach, we will equally make them happy with whoever we get to replace Peters.'