Sunday Oliseh has been unveiled as coach of the Super Eagles by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in a brief ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday.
During the unveiling ceremony, NFF president Amaju Pinninck expressed optimism that the former Eagles captain will do well, describing him as the Pep Guardiola of Africa.
“When I met him he had already compiled a list of 70 players we don’t even know about. It shows we are on the right track.” Pinnick said.
Details of his contract is not made public, but it is believed he has been handed a five year contract with a task of qualifying Nigeria for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and reaching the semifinals, as well as booking a ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, among other tasks.
Oliseh will earn a monthly pay of N5m, same salary as immediate past Coach Stephen Keshi.
Oliseh played for Reggiana, FC Cologne, Ajax Amsterdam, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, VFL Bochum and RC Genk in a magnificent professional career, during which he played under some of the best coaches in the universe.