The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has sacked Tijani Babangida, personal assistant to Sunday Oliseh, head coach of the Super Eagles.
Best buddies: Babangida and Oliseh during their playing days
In a communiqué of the meeting
of NFF executive committee issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s assistant director of communications, has disengaged Tijani Babangida from his duties as the personal assistant to Sunday Oliseh, head coach of the Super Eagles.
The sack of Babangida followed recommendation of the NFF technical and development committee, which was unanimously approved. The board mandated Mohammed Sanusi, general-secretary, to follow due process in effecting the disengagement.
The communiqué said Kabiru Baleria and Emeka Amadi had been appointed as assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer respectively. NFF also approved the recommendation of the technical and development committee that the backroom staff of the various national teams be reconstituted immediately, with the exception of the Super Eagles.
It further stated that henceforth, Super Eagles Coach, Sunday Oliseh must report to the NFF General Secretary and the Technical and Development Committee, adding that Oliseh should be ready to defend his entire programme before the committee, including invitation of players and training programmes at all times.
The committee rebuked Oliseh for his unwarranted statements unbecoming of a national team coach. "His outburst in both regular and social media was unnecessary, However, we acknowledge his apology but the executive committee will not tolerate similar infractions in future," the communiqué read.
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the full communiqué where the NFF announced Amuneke and Omagbemi as Flying Eagles and Super Falcons coaches.