Salisu Yusuf Returns As NFF Appoints New Coaches For Various National Teams. 

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Committee have on Wednesday appointed Salisu Yusuf aka (D-Black) as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles Team-B also known as the CHAN Eagles, as well as the U-23 (Olympics) team.

The former Kano Pillars and Enyimba FC boss, will be assisted by Kennedy Boboye (Assistant Coach); Fatai Osho (Assistant Coach); Abubakar Bala Mohammed (Assistant Coach); Fidelis Ikechukwu (Assistant Coach); Eboboritse Uwejamomere (Match Analyst) and Ike Shorounmu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer) and Suleiman Shuaibu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer 2).

Salisu was formerly the assistant coach to late boss Stephen Keshi, before his appointment as head coach of the national team in 2016.

The 60-year-old was involved in a corrupt controversy in July 2018 after allegedly being seen in a video accepting cash gift to field footballers in his squad at the 2018 African Championship (CHAN).

Following his ban from all football-related activities, he was reinstated as Super Eagles’ assistant coach to ex-boss Gernot Rohr, and head coach of Eagles’ B in October last year.

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In other national teams coaching appointments, Ladan Bosso would retain his position as Head Coach of the U-20 men's team known as the Flying Eagles. He will work with former U-17 Head Coach, Fatai Amao (Assistant Coach); Oladuni Oyekale (Assistant Coach); Jolomi Atune Alli (Assistant Coach) and; Baruwa Olatunji Abideen (Goalkeepers’ Trainer).

Nduka Ugbade will be the Head Coach of the U-17 team known as the Golden Eaglets, and will be assisted by Ahmad Lawal Dankoli (Assistant Coach); Omoniyi Haruna Ilerika (Assistant Coach); Yemi Daniel (Assistant Coach) and; Mohammed Nasiru Isah (Goalkeepers’ Trainer). 

For the U-13/15 Boys known as the Future Eagles, Patrick Bassey will be the Head Coach and will work with Abdullahi Tyabo Umar (Assistant Coach); Mohammed Kalli Kachalla (Assistant Coach); Ifeanyi Uba (Assistant Coach); Alh. Mohammed Kwairanga (Assistant Coach) and; Abubakar Abdullahi (Goalkeepers’ Trainer).

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The NFF also stated that a new Head Coach for the Super Eagles will be announced and officially unveiled once the processes for his engagement and contract-signing are concluded with Portuguese manager Josep Peseiro reportedly linked to the job.

This comes shortly after Augustine Eguavoen and the entire Super Eagles technical crew was relieved off their duties late last month after failing to qualify the three time African champions for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Meanwhile, Salisu Yusuf will be the interim Super Eagles coach, and will also work as first assistant to the new incoming boss. Finidi George and Usman Abdallah as second and third assistants respectively. Ike Shorounmu is the goalkeeper coach.

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