The Nigeria Football Federation have appointed Samson Siasia as the head coach of the Super Eagles after Sunday Oliseh resigned on Thursday.

Siasia will be assisted by Emmanuel Amuneke with Salisu Yusuf and Alloy Agu keeping their posts from the Oliseh circle.

These changes are coming on the back of Oliseh’s shock resignation just few weeks before the all-important back-to-back 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying clashes with Egypt.

Siasia, who has coached the Super Eagles in the past, has been mandated to navigate Nigeria through the two matches with Egypt next month.

Alloy Agu and Salisu Yusuf were part of Oliseh’s backroom staff to the ill-fated 2016 CHAN tournament in Rwanda but have retained their positions despite Oliseh’s resignation.


Emmanuel Amuneke, a former international, led the Golden Eaglets to victory at the 2015 Fifa under-17 World Cup in Chile and is expected to assist Siasia.

Chris Green, chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, told thenff.com: “The new crew has the mandate to reach out to the very best Nigerian players anywhere. The matches against Egypt won't be picnics and we need our very best for those contests.”

Nigeria are in second place in Group G of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on four points behind Egypt who are two points ahead.

The Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna will host the tie between the Super Eagles and Pharaohs of Egypt on March 25.