US U-19 Coach Michael Nsien Sets Sights on Super Eagles Coaching Position

Michael Nsien, the head coach of the United States men’s U-19 national team and of Nigerian heritage, has openly expressed his desire to take up the role of head coach for Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

This announcement came during a press conference in Abuja, where Nsien confidently presented his case as the ideal candidate to succeed Jose Peseiro in the prestigious position.

With a vacancy at the helm of the Super Eagles following the departure of Peseiro after his contract came to an end, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been on the lookout for a new coach. Nsien’s application throws his hat into the ring alongside other notable figures such as former Nigerian internationals Emmanuel Amuneke and George Finidi, among others.

Despite building his coaching career in the United States, Nsien shares a deep connection with Nigeria, originating from Eket in Akwa Ibom State. He believes his unique position and international experience equip him with the insights necessary to elevate Nigerian football on the global stage. “It’s time for a new direction and progress. I am committed to bringing joy to our fans and advancing our national team to the heights it deserves,” Nsien commented.

Nsien’s coaching journey is as inspiring as it is impressive. He first rose to prominence within the coaching ranks as an assistant at Tulsa Roughnecks, eventually being promoted to head coach in December 2018. His appointment as the head coach of the US U-16 men’s national team in 2022 marked a significant milestone, showcasing his growth and capability in nurturing young talent.

Before his coaching career, Nsien had an admirable stint as a player, showcasing his skills as a left fullback at the University of Dayton from 1999 to 2003. During his collegiate career, he made a notable impact on the field, scoring nine goals in 73 appearances.


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