FIFA has appointed former Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Sunday Oliseh, into its technical department following the resignation of the former as head coach of Nigerian football team, Pulse.ng reported.
Oliseh who had played extensively for Nigeria at home and abroad and was a former Juventus and Ajax midfielder resigned as the Super Eagles head coach in February this year after seven months on the job, citing lack of support from the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) even in the face of contract violations and unpaid wages/benefits to both players and assistant coaches.
According to a tweet on his official Twitter handle, Sunday Oliseh said: “Honoured to be appointed into the new look FIFA Technical Department. Next mission: the 2016 Rio Olympics Football.”
According to the Vanguard Newspaper, Oliseh has been using the freedom of his disengagement from the NFF to travel across Europe to watch live football matches. He was in Germany recently to watch the UEFA Champions League between Bayern Munich and Benfica at the Allianz Arena, before heading out to Dortmund to watch the Europa League game between his former club Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.
After watching the game, he tweeted on April 7 that: “Dortmund 1-1 Liverpool lovely game to have technically evaluated. Assistant coach Jean Francois Losciuto made the trip too.”