El Kanemi coach Salisu Yusuf has been confirmed as the new assistant coach of the Super Eagles who will work with Stephen Keshi in his second spell as coach.
It means that Daniel Amokachi will no longer be part of the team, in fulfillment of speculations that have held sway for the past month when Keshi signed his contract.
Though the Nigeria Football Federation declined to announce the new change, it subtly put it out when it released the list of players from the Nigeria Professional Football League called up to camp in preparation for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Chad next month.
Amokachi’s name was missing in the list as Salisu Yusuf was listed assistant coach. The former Enyimba trainer had been part of the NFF team that recently underwent training in London to use the Prozone football technology.
Yusuf’s choice stems from his deep knowledge of the domestic scene where he has had spells at the biggest clubs including winning the league with Kano Pillars.
Meanwhile, former international Ike Shorunmu remains as goalkeeper trainer.
Nigeria will play their first Afcon 2017 qualifier against Chad in Kaduna on June 13.