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SUNDAY OLISEH, 16 OTHERS GET FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENT

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Farouq Oduola A.

Sunday Oliseh, former Super Eagles captain and African Cup of Nations winner, has been appointed by President Muhammad Buhari to design a 10-year football plan for the country alongside 16 other football elites.

On Tuesday, September 21, Oliseh, 46, announced this via his Twitter account. He stated “I am glad to confirm that I have accepted Our Fatherland’s President Buhari’s gracious offer to develop a Ten-year football development masterplan for beloved Nigeria with the assistance of 16 outstanding compatriots through our sports ministry. Once again, it is an honour to serve Nigeria.”

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Former Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) now Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, Chief Segun Odegbami (MON), Bar­rister Adokie Amiesimaka (MON), Atlanta Olympics football gold medalist Emman­uel Babayaro, former and current scribes of the NFF Barr. Musa Amadu and Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi, respectively, Hon. Ayo Omidiran, former Anambra state Commissioner for Information and Strategy Ogbuefi, former NFF board member and House of Representatives member Tony Nnachetta, OPS representative, John Opubor, Sports Ministry representative, Alhaji Bode Durotoye, and Tobechukwu Okigbo (MTN) are among the others who have been appointed.

Ikeddy Isiguzo, former chair­man of the Vanguard news­paper’s Editorial Board, and Ade Ojeikere, Editor of Sporting Life, are both from the media. Mr. Ogbu Augustine Ojiabor, Mr. Yemi Idowu, and Muhammad Daha Umar Faruk are also present.

After a split with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), the Nigerian great quit as Super Eagles coach in 2016, pledging never to manage the squad again under his former working conditions.

However, Oliseh, who played for Ajax in the Netherlands from 1997 to 1999, stated earlier this month that he would not hesitate to return to Nigerian football if the appropriate conditions were in place.

Apart from winning the 1994 African Cup of Nations with Nigeria, Oliseh appeared in three FIFA World Cups and also played for Borussia Dortmund and Juventus.

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