Hassan Sulaiman: Chelsea Appoint Nigerian Gaffer As Under 18 Coach

Hassan Sulaiman: Chelsea Appoint Nigerian Gaffer As Under 18 Coach

Ibitoye Shittu
March 12, 2023 at 4:19 PM
  • Nigerian professional coach Hassan Sulaiman has been hired as the new coach of Chelsea's Under-18 team
  • Sulaiman is not a new man at Stamford Bridge as the Nigerian tactician has been with the club since 2008
  • He expressed happiness over his appointment and confirmed readiness to work hard for the success of his team

Chelsea who are Premier League giants have confirmed the appointment of Nigerian coach Hassan Sulaiman as the gaffer of their Under-18 team with immediate effect.

This latest development comes as a good news for Nigerian football fraternities with many other coaches in the West African nation expressing their happiness for the success of one of them.

Before Sulaiman was given this new role, he has been part of the Blues' Academy set-up since 2008 and he has now gotten a chance for him to prove his coaching qualities.

Hassan Sulaiman, Chelsea, Under 18
Hassan Sulaiman: Chelsea appoint Nigerian gaffer as Under 18 coach
Source: Twitter

According to the official confirmation from Chelsea on their website, they confirmed that Sulaiman last worked in the Under 16 before being opportunity to step forward.

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The Nigerian coach also expressed joy over his elevation and promised to do his best for him and his wards to succeed.

Statement made by Sulaiman

''I am delighted to take on this new role and this is an opportunity that I am really looking forward to. I want to thank the leadership team for having the confidence in me to continue the success of the Academy.
‘'My passion is to help players become better people and better footballers, ultimately maximising their potential.''

Graham Potter makes explanation

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Graham Potter revealed why he took Joao Felix off at half-time in Chelsea's away win at the King Power Stadium on March 11th.

Chelsea beat Leicester City 3-1 to continue with their mini-revival after an extended period of poor results under an embattled Potter. The win on Saturday made it three consecutive wins in all competitions.

A Ben Chilwell stunner, a beautiful Kai Havertz lob and a Mateo Kovacic finish from close range was enough to render Patson Daka's bolt useless to keep Chelsea's faint hopes of European football alive.

However, the win came at a cost as on-loan striker Felix appeared to pick up an injury in the first half. The Portuguese forward was a target of very feisty attacks from the home side, with Ricardo Perreira extremely lucky to avoid a sending-off after stamping on his foot.

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