Fifa Technical Department Rio 2016: Oliseh Appointed Member

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Former Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has moved-on and has now been appointed by the world’s football governing body Fifa and other members into the Fifa technical department.

Oliseh, who resigned his position as the Super Eagles coach in February, took to his twitter account to announce the appointment. “Honoured to be appointed into the “new look” FIFA technical department. Next mission; The 2016 Rio Olympics football,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Dream Team VI will be part of the football tournament of the Olympic games having qualified for the tournament as the African u-23 champions.

ac518368-d704-4906-b8ff-c6aafcd590f7Coach Samson Siasia led the team to defeat Algeria 2 – 1 in the final at the competition held in Senegal in 2015. Both teams qualified alongside South Africa who defeated the hosts via penalties to win the third place play-off. The 2016 Olympics is billed to hold in Rio Brazil between August 5 and 21.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has disclosed that Nigeria will take part in eight sporting events only, at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

Dalung, who expressed disappointment at the level of preparation by athletes ahead of the games however promised that efforts will be made to speed things up. The Minister also promised that the contingents will be well treated financially in order to ensure better participation at the tournament.

The Minister also promised that the contingents will be well treated financially in order to ensure better participation at the tournament.

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