Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Melvin Pinnick says the appointment of Sunday Oliseh as the Super Eagles coach is just the beginning as his team continue to revamp the country’s football fortunes.
The former Juventus midfielder was, on Wednesday, in Abuja unveiled as the new coach of the men’s senior national team on a three-year contract.
Oliseh and his assistants were presented to the media during a parley at the media hall of the National Stadium in Abuja and charged to change the nation’s football fortune.
Pinnick is optimistic that Oliseh can set the motion for a rapid change in Nigeria’s football’s structure as the team gears up for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“Oliseh’s appointment is in line with our plans to restructure Nigerian football,” Pinnick said.
“It keys into our agenda of a sustainable football development plan and I’m optimistic that it will work out.
“I and my board will do everything humanly possible to give him (Oliseh) and his assistants all the support they need to excel.
“We don’t want to be caught napping in our duty, we will surely give him full cooperation for him to succeed.”
The NFF handed a three-year contract to the former Borussia Dortmund man with an option for another year based on performances.
Oliseh’s first major test will be the away tie at Tanzania in September as he attempts to steer the Super Eagles towards the 2017 Afcon.