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Nigerian-American Michael Nsien Named Head Coach Of U.S U-16 Men’s National Team.

The U.S Soccer has appointed Michael Nsien as the new Head Coach of the U.S U-16 Men’s National Team.

Nsien played professional football with LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers before immediately beginning his coaching career. The UEFA Pro License Gaffer spent four years as Coach of FC Tulsa, before leaving earlier this year to face other commitments.

The talented Tactician oversaw successful progression of the side, taking them to successive USL Championship season Playoffs for the first time in the team’s history.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to take over the U-16 Men’s National Team,” said Nsien

“It’s an honor as a first generation Nigerian-American to be a part of U.S. Soccer, working with the best players in the country at their age group and learning with them everyday.

“Players of the U-16 Men National Team are at a critical point in their careers. I’m excited to help them reach new heights as we prepare them for international competition.”

“I am indeed looking forward to working with the highly qualified professionals and talented young players, who are proud to represent the USA with excellence on the field.” He Concluded.

Michael Nsien was born in Tulsa Oklahoma to a Nigerian father and an African American Mother and has been involved in youth football both in Nigeria and in the United States.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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