Oliseh Remains in the NFF Hot Seat and Could Be Replaced

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Reports emanating from a reliable source in the Nigerian Football Federation claimed that former Super Eagles midfielder and 2015 U-17 World Cup winning coach, Emmanuel Amuneke could be deployed to replace Sunday Oliseh as the head coach of the Super Eagles if he wins the U-20 World Cup in South Korea.

Oliseh’s controversial YouTube rant in the media has raised doubts on his long-term position as the manager of the senior national team coupled with his failure to cross the group stage of the 2016 African Nations Championship in Rwanda with the home based Super Eagles.

The Executive Committee of the Nigerian Football Federation rose from its meeting Tuesday in Abuja with a resolve to deal decisively with him should he run foul again.

Interestingly, both parties could face another battle after Oliseh failed to accept the dismissal of Tijani Babangida as his personal assistant. Babangida is known to always throw his full weight behind Oliseh’s decisions and actions.

However, a source in the NFF Technical Committee revealed that Amuneke would be considered for the Super Eagles job if he achieves the task of winning the FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea.

In the meantime, chairman of the NFF T&D Committee, Barrister Christopher Green assures the Committee’s support for current Boss, Oliseh; who signed a 3-year deal in 2015, as long as results continue to improve.