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Finally, Nigeria names Le Guen Super Eagles coach

Written by JOSEPH NIRAN
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Paul Le Guen, new Super Eagles technical adviser Paul Le Guen, new Super Eagles technical adviser Credits: bbc.com

The Nigeria Football Federation has named Frenchman Paul Le Guen as the new Super Eagles technical adviser, according to report by BBC.

The report said that the Frenchman will work with current caretaker coach, Salisu Yusuf, who was named chief coach.

Le Guen, 52, has the record of leading Cameroon to the 2010 World Cup finals while Yusuf had last May led the Super Eagles to friendly wins against Mali and Luxembourg.

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

The duo were named on a shortlist along with Belgian Tom Sainfiet earlier this month.

Coach Imama Amapakabo and goalkeeping trainer, Alloy Agu, will also work with Le Guen and Yusuf.

Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Gabon but are in the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.

Sunday Oliseh was the last permanent coach of Nigeria before he quit in February in a row over his contract.

Nigeria have been drawn in Group B where they will face the top-ranked side in Africa, Algeria, Le Guen's former Cameroon as well as Zambia in the race to reach Russia.

The NFF's technical committee also recommended that former Super Eagles assistant coach Bitrus Bewarang be given the role of National Technical Director.

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