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Eagles Coach: Salisu, Alloy, Imama to assist Le Guen

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The Nigeria Football Federation has approved the appointments of the trio of Salisu Yusuf, Alloy Agu and Imama Amapakabo as Assistant coaches to the newly appointed Super Eagles coach, Paul Le Guen.

As reported earlier by Ripples Nigeria, the Technical and Development Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation on Monday named Frenchman Paul Le Guen, 52, as the new Technical Adviser of the Senior National Team, Super Eagles.

He will be assisted by Nigerian Salisu Yusuf, who takes the role of Chief Coach.

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Spokesman of the Committee, Paul Bassey, after the meeting at the NFF secretariat on Monday revealed Enugu Rangers gaffer Imama Amapakabo and former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and skipper Alloy Agu, who served as assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer for the games against Mali and Luxembourg in May, retain their places in the technical crew.

New Eagles’ boss Le Guen steered the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon to the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals. He played for Brest, Nantes and Paris Saint Germain and won 17 caps for France, before coaching Rennes, Lyon, PSG (in France) and Glasgow Rangers (in Scotland). He also coached Oman.

The appointments are subject to agreement of contract terms with the NFF Executive Committee.

The new crew’s immediate challenge is a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania in the first week of September – a dead rubber, but which would serve as ample preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match away to Zambia on October 3.

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