Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja
Home-based Eagles Head Coach to the last African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, Salisu Yusuf, has been appointed to replace Samson Siasia as the new coach of Nigeria’s Under-23 team to the next Olympics Games in Tokyo, Japan.
With Nigeriaâ€™s record of gold (1996), silver (2008) and bronze (2016) at the Games, Yusuf who up the ante for Nigeria with the silver medal finish at the 2018 CHAN in Casablanca a fortnight ago, is saddled with the task of leading the Dream Team to qualify for the menâ€™s football event of the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Chairman of the Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmed â€˜Fresh,â€™ said yesterday that the appointments of coaching crews of all the national teams, except those of the Super Eagles, Under-20 women (Falconets) and Under-17 women (Flamingos) whose contracts are running
were with immediate effect.
Yusuf â€˜Fresh,â€™ who is also vice chairman of the NFF Strategy Committee, said: â€œAll the coaches will be unveiled at a later date, alongside the coaching crews of the U20 and U17 girls that were appointed earlier as a result of their World Cup qualifying campaigns.â€
Officials listed for the positions include;
(1) HOME-BASED EAGLES /OLYMPIC MEN TEAM: Salisu Yusuf (Head Coach); Imama Amapakabo; Kennedy Boboye; Fidelis Ilechukwu; Alloy Agu (Goalkeepersâ€™ Trainer)
(2) U-20 MEN (FLYING EAGLES): Paul Aigbogun (Head Coach); Abdullahi Maikaba; Abubakar Bala; Hassan Abdallah (Scouting); Suleiman Shuaibu (Goalkeepersâ€™ Trainer)
(3) U-17 BOYS TEAM (GOLDEN EAGLETS): Manu Garba (Head Coach); Nduka Ugbade; Jolomi Atune Ali; Bunmi Haruna (Scouting); Abideen Baruwa Olatunji (Goalkeepersâ€™ Trainer)
(4) U-15 BOYS TEAM (FUTURE EAGLES): Alala Danladi Nasidi (Head Coach); Haruna Usman â€˜Ilerikaâ€™; Ahmed Lawal Dankoli; Patrick Bassey (Scouting); Ernest Salolome (Goalkeepersâ€™ Trainer)
(5) U-13 BOYS TEAM: Jolomi Atune Ali (Head Coach); Jude Agada; Abdullahi Umar Tyabo; Adewale Laloko (Scouting); Adeoye Onigbinde (Goalkeepersâ€™ Trainer)