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By Andah John with agency report

Dutch second tier club Fortuna Sittard have appointed former Nigeria coach and captain Sunday Oliseh as head coach.

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Fortuna confirmed his appointment on their website, saying he had signed an 18-month contract.

Oliseh, who resigned as Super Eagles coach in February, is not new to Dutch football as he has had stint with Dutch giants Ajax from 1997 to 1999.

The 42-year-old has an option to extend the deal for another season.

He will take charge of training at Fortuna Sittard for the first time on 2 January.

The club’s Turkish owner, Isitan Gün, said he was ‘very happy’ to announce Oliseh’s arrival.

“With Sunday Oliseh we signed a young and ambitious coach with vision, one players look up to,” Gün said.

“We were looking for someone who plays attractive football combining it with the will to win. We think Sunday is the right one for this job,” Gun added.

Oliseh, who also played for Juventus and Borussia Dortmund during his club career, earned 63 caps for Nigeria.

He was part of Nigeria’s victorious 1994 Afcon team and an Olympic gold medallist in Atlanta 1996.

Before taking on the role of head coach with Nigeria, Oliseh had coached Belgian lower tier side Verviétois.