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Oliseh ‘honoured’ to accept role in Nigerian football development committee

FORMER Super Eagles captain and head coach Sunday Oliseh has accepted to serve in a committee to draw up a road map for the development of Nigerian football.

The sports ministry, on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, last week named Oliseh and 16 other prominent Nigerians on the committee given the task of coming up with a 10-year development plan for the country’s football.

President Buhari had informed a delegation from FIFA led by Gianni Infantino when they visited him in Abuja last week that the committee is reflective of the government’s drive to continue to provide a conducive environment for the growth of the game in Nigeria.

“Pleased to confirm that I have accepted the gracious invitation by our Fatherland’s President Buhari’s charge, in the company of 16 top compatriots, via our Sports Ministry, to produce a Ten-Year football development masterplan for dear Nigeria. Honoured to serve Nigeria once again,” Oliseh wrote on Twitter.

Oliseh played for Nigeria from 1993 to 2002, winning the Africa Cup of Nations title in 1994 and the Olympic gold medal in Atlanta 1996.

He was named the Super Eagles head coach in 2015 but the appointment was shortlived.

The former Ajax, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund midfielder quit eight months later after falling out with the Nigeria Football Federation, citing a toxic working environment and unpaid wages.

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