Sunday Oliseh, has been appointed new head coach of German club Sav Straelen. The North Rhine-Westphalia-based side plays in the 'Regionalliga West' league/Photo: TV360/Screenshot

Sunday Oliseh appointed new head coach of German Club

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria captain, Sunday Oliseh, has been appointed new head coach of German club Sav Straelen. The North Rhine-Westphalia-based side plays in the ‘Regionalliga West’ league.

Speaking on Monday, the club’s president Hermann Tecklenburg, the 47-year-old former Nigeria international has already signed a one-year contract to handle the side and will start work this week.

Oliseh started his coaching career in Belgium with youth teams in the Belgian third division and was appointed the coach of RCS VISE Belgium in the Third Division during the 2014-15 season.

In 2015-16, Oliseh was named the coach of the Super Eagles. During his stint with the Super Eagles, he qualified the team for the Chan tournament in Rwanda, and also the group phase of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

However, he tendered his resignation as Nigeria’s coach on 26 February 2016, exactly a month before they took on the Pharaohs of Egypt in the Afcon qualifiers. His last managerial post was with Fortuna Sittard of the Netherlands, which he joined on 27 December 2016, but he was sacked on 14 February 2018.

Oliseh played 63 international matches and scored three goals for Nigeria, played at the World Cups of 1994 and 1998, and participated in the Olympic gold medal-winning team of 1996.

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