Eagles’ job: Yusuf happy to make shortlist

Nigeria caretaker coach, Salisu Yusuf has told AfricanFootball.com he is most honoured to be among the three coaches to be interviewed for the Super Eagles top post on Monday.

Yusuf, Frenchman Paul Le Guen and the Belgian Tom Saintfiet are the three coaches who have been short listed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and will be interviewed for the top post and the successful man appointed thereafter.

“I’m honoured by the trust and confidence shown by the federation and Nigerians in general that I can shoulder the responsibility at this level,” said the former El-Kanemi Warriors midfielder, who has assisted Stephen Keshi, Sunday Oliseh and Samson Siasia in the past.

“I hope to be a worthy representative of all Nigerian coaches and the game in the country.

“All the coaches short listed are very experienced, but I am convinced I can do the job.

“I am therefore looking forward to the interview on Monday.”

The 54-year-old Yusuf was in temporary charge of the Super Eagles for two recent friendlies against Mali and Luxembourg which they won.

He has made it clear he wants the top job on a permanent basis, saying he can qualify the country to the 2018 World Cup despite the Eagles being drawn in ‘the group of death’ that has Algeria, Cameroon and Zambia.