Paul Le Guen named the new Nigeria Super Eagles coach

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 Russia

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 evening.

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.

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