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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named former Super Eagles stars Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu as scouts for the country’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Concise News understands that a former Super Eagles player Tijani Babangida was also appointed by the NFF as one of the scouts.

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A statement by the NFF General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi noted that the players will monitor the activities of the Eagles’ opponents ahead of the competition.

“Okocha, Kanu and Babangida served Nigeria meritoriously as players and we believe they have the capacity to excel in this particular assignment,” Sanusi told thenff.com.

“They will also serve as role models for our young team in Egypt.”

Okocha won the 1994 AFCON, played at the World Cup that same year, in 1998 and 2002.

On the other hand, Kanu led Nigeria’s U-23 team to win an Olympic football gold in Atlanta, the USA in 1996.

He also was part of the team that finished second at the 2000 edition of the competition co-hosted by Nigeria and Ghana.