Nigeria may be close to appointing interim manager Salisu Yusuf

Nigeria may be close to appointing interim manager Salisu Yusuf on a permanent basis.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) vice president, Seyi Akinwunmi, says that everyone at board level are pleased with the way the team has performed under the regime ofYusuf. Hence, they are now considering making him as the new Nigeria national team coach. The team competed in friendly games against Mali and Luxembourg under the regime ofYusuf. In both these games, the team performed exceptionally well and managed to concede only one goal.

Salisu Yusuf criticized for not Picking Homegrown Players

Nigerian national team coach Salisu Yusuf has been facing criticism for his failure to pick a large number of homegrown players.

He has been placing his faith on players currently plying their trade in foreign nations. A number of Nigerian international is are currently playing in European football, which is regarded as the pinnacle of the sport. Hence, he seems to be giving preference to these players in the hope of continuing the good work done by the national team in recent seasons.Yusuf took charge of the national team only in April. The team is looking forward to play its first game under Yusuf when they take on Mali in a friendly game towards the end of May.

Jonathan Akpoborie comments on Crisis of National Team

Jonathan Akpoborie believes that the current Nigerian Football Federation crisis will affect the Olympic team

The former Nigerian striker, Jonathan Akpoborie believes that the current crisis affecting the Nigerian Football Federation will have an impact on the Olympic team. The under-23 team will participate in the Olympics football tournament later this year.

Jonathan Akpoborie has stated that it is unfortunate that each time it is the wrong people that are running the federation and that this is affecting the level of football in Nigeria. He said that Nigeria should wave goodbye to their dream of a gold medal at the Olympics if ever the current issues persist at the Federation.

The Nigerian coach, Samson Siasia, on the other hand, has stated that he is confident that his team will qualify from his Olympic group consisting of Japan, Colombia, and Sweden. But he is concerned with the temperature in Manus which may negatively affect his side.

Zidane can rescue the season by winningat least 1 major silverware

Real Madrid had to settle with a 1-1 draw against Real Betis as both sides faced off on January 24 and this result allowed Barcelona on having a bigger point’s advantage at the top of the Spanish League.

It’s still very early to predict who will be the winner of the Spanish League but it’s hard to deny the dominance that Barcelona has been displaying in every single match with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez scoring goals consistently and almost effortlessly in certain games.

Nigeria recently brought back Stephen Keshi

Nigeria recently brought back Stephen Keshi for yet another spell in charge of the national team.

He watched his team manage a convincing 2-0 win over Chad in a qualification match for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. Nigeria won the tournament under the regime of Keshi. However, he left the national team after the end of the World Cup 2014 but he was brought back just a few months later. Since his return to lead the team following a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria have set the target of reclaiming the title once again.

Nigerian national side eliminated from 2015 African Cup

The Nigerian national side was eliminated from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after losing against South Africa and even with the recent managerial change that is going on involving Stephen Keshi, this has not stopped the nation in any way as an interim manager in the form of Daniel AMokashi was named and the Nigerian has a number of matches expected to play within the upcoming weeks.