Former Super Eagles coach and captain, Sunday Oliseh, is thrilled with the new opportunity given him by the federal government to produce a blueprint for Nigeria’s football development.
Oliseh was last week named in a 17-man committee constituted by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari for a 10-year developmental roadmap for Nigerian football.
President Buhari had informed a delegation from FIFA led by its President 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.
In a post on one of his social media networking platforms, Oliseh wrote about how pleased he is to be part of such an important assignment.
“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.”
Sunday Oliseh, an Olympic gold medalist and Africa Cup of Nations winner played for the Super Eagles between 1993 and 2002.