NFF names Jose Peseiro as new Eagles coach

NFF names Jose Peseiro as new Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Portuguese coach José Peseiro as the new head coach of the men’s senior national team; the Super Eagles.

In a statement released on Sunday, the Football Federation said the 62-year old’s appointment is with immediate effect “subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro.”

Peseiro has previously worked as head coach of clubs such as Sporting Braga, Sporting Lisbon and Panathinaikos and also comes with national team experiences at Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

He replaces Augustine Eguavoen who left the role of head coach after the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in March.

Peseiro’s first assignment with the team will be the Super Eagles’ friendly games against Ecuador and Mexico later this month and early next month in the United States.

The NFF already have in place, a crew of Nigerian coaches that will work with the Portuguese aside those that he will bring to work with himself.

Former Nigeria international Finidi George will be the first assistant while Salisu Yusuf will serve as the second assistant and Usman Abd’Allah the third assistant. Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Ike Shorunmu is the new goalkeepers’ trainer while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst.

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