Nigerian Appointed US Under-16 Boys Football Team Coach

by Oluwamuyiwa Oyedele

Michael Nsien, former Nigeria international, has been appointed as the new head coach of the United States of America U-16 men’s national youth team.

His appointment was announced on US Soccer’s website on Tuesday.

Nsien will lead the U-16 MYNT in his first training camp as head coach at the U-16 Football Federations Cup, set for Nov. 16-28 in Albir, Spain. The USA will face Spain in its opening match and then play two further placement matches.

The 41-year-old who hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, was a member of the U-23 Eagles side that failed to qualify for the football event of the Athens 2004 Olympic games.

Nsien joined U.S. Soccer after four seasons in charge of FC Tulsa in the USL Championship, where he led the club to the most successful period in its history.

A native Oklahoman, Nsien brings 12 years of experience coaching in his home state and holds a U.S. Soccer Pro License as well as a UEFA “A” License.

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