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4 facts about the new Super Eagles coach no one ever told you

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Like: 136 || 26.October.2016

  wizzyjay PM

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has
confirmed the appointment of Salisu Yusuf
as the head coach of the Super Eagles of

The Kaduna state born tactician is seen by many
Nigerians as the ideal man to lead the Eagles
given his experience with the job.

Salisu Yusuf
Some members of the Super Eagles have hailed
the abilities of the tactician with some wishing
he could be appointed technical adviser before
Gernot Rohr came in.
Here are four things you never knew about
Salisu Yusuf;

1. NPFL Experience
Like many of his coaching

Yusuf has experience playing in the Nigeria
Professional Football League (NPFL).

As a player, he featured for the likes of
Ranchers Bees and El-Kanemi Warriors. His
coaching experience started with Nasarawa
United in 2002 before a short stint with Lobi


Salisu Yusuf during the 2013 Nigeria

Professional Football League match between
3sc and Enyimba on Oct 2nd
The 54-year-old won the Nigerian FA Cup in
2003, 2013 with Lobi Stars and Enyimba

2. Super Eagles experience

He was first appointed a coach with the Super
Eagles under Samson Siasia in 2009. He has
since been around the Super Eagles coaching
crew and is one of the most familiar faces
around the squad.

He was also named as an assistant coach under
the late Stephen Keshi and was part of the
coaching team that led Nigeria to the 2013
AFCON title.


Salisu-Yusuf during his stint as assistant to
Stephen Keshi

Since July, he has been the head coach of the
Super Eagles before his appointment was
confirmed on Monday, October 25 . He is set to
earn N5m per month.

3. Professional dream to be Super Eagles

On numerous occasions, Yusuf stated his desire
to be named the head coach and technical
adviser of the Super Eagles. He was backed by
players, journalists and his colleagues.

Yusuf has now been appointed head coach of
the Super Eagles, next up is the technical adviser
position currently occupied by Gernot Rohr.


4. He has an 100% win record with the Super

As interim coach of the Super Eagles, Yusuf
oversaw two matches and both were successes.

He was in charge for the friendlies against
Luxembourg and Mali in May 2016 and his team
won both matches.

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