In a bid not to keep the position of the Super Eagles coach vacant, the Nigeria Football Federation has decided to appoint the duo of Shaibu Amodu and Salisu Yusuf as the new coach of the senior national team on an interim basis pending when a substantive manager will be announced.
The decision was reached during an NFF Technical Committee meeting on Wednesday at the secretariat in Abuja, of which the likes of Ranger FC’s Imama Amapakabo and Abia Warriors FC’s Kennedy Boboye were appointed to assist them while Alloysius (Alloy) Agu will remain as goalkeeper trainer.
Amodu, who happens to be NFF Technical Director, has guided the Super Eagles to qualify for the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup at a point when the team was on the verge of not qualifying for the mundial. He also tinkered with the team in 2002, for the African Cup of Nations, where the team managed a bronze medal at the tournament.
Before his latest appointment, Amodu had managed Nigeria on three different occasions: 1998–1999, 2001–2002 and 2008–2010.
The above technical team will take charge of Nigeria’s international friendly matches with Mali and Luxembourg on May 27 and June 1 respectively.
It has not been confirmed if he’ll be in charge of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifiers for Russia or a foreign coach will be announced.