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Super Eagles Seek New Boss: Three Coaches in the Spotlight

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is facing a tight timeline to replace Super Eagles coach Finidi George, who resigned last weekend.

With crucial fixtures approaching in September, the NFF is reportedly considering three candidates for the head coach role.

Antonio Conceição: This experienced coach boasts tactical skills and a focus on player development. 

His past stints with CFR Cluj, along with coaching experience in Cyprus and Saudi Arabia, showcase his international background.  After being fired by Cameroon in 2022, Conceição is eager to return to management.

Samson Siasia: While a potentially controversial choice due to a past FIFA ban (set to expire in August), Siasia cannot be ignored due to his impressive resume with Nigerian youth teams. 

He has led U-20 and U-23 teams to podium finishes at various tournaments, including the Olympic Games.  His past experience managing the senior team twice also adds to his credentials.

Salisu Yusuf:  Despite a recent controversy, Yusuf’s experience as Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles and Head Coach of the B team showcases his understanding of Nigerian football and player development.

His NPFL titles with Kano Pillars further solidify his qualifications.  The NFF’s decision to reinstate Yusuf demonstrates their continued confidence in his abilities