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Osun United appoint Bright Omokaro as coach


Osun United FC of Osogbo has announced former Nigeria international, Bright Omokaro, as new head coach.

Omokaro replaces Samson Unuanel, who recently left the club.

He was appointed after the screening conducted by the management of the club for five shortlisted coaches on Tuesday.

The club, in a statement by its media officer, Tajudeen Amodu, said Omokaro beat two ex-handlers of the club, Bayo Adesina and Sina Afolabi, as well as former Kwara United coach, Tunde Sanni, and Agbana Ademola of Ekiti United to get the job.

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He said that the contract of the former coach expired at the end of the 2019 Nigeria National League season.

Omokaro who played together with Osun United’s President, Ademola Adesina, in Maroc ’88, captained Nigeria’s Green Eagles to win the silver medal at the tournament.

He also won Nigeria National Division One League with New Nigeria Bank FC, WAFU cup with 3sc and made over 43 appearances for Nigeria, where he featured in two African Cup of Nations.

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Omakaro who was the technical adviser of Mighty Jets of Jos, had coaching training with Rayo Vallecano of Spain and possessed a CAF C Coaching Licence.