Nigeria Football Federation Appoints Portuguese Jose Peseiro As Super Eagles Coach

December 30, 2021
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed a Portuguese tactician, Jose Peseiro, as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles following the dismissal of Gernot Rohr.

Nigeria Football Federation Appoints Portuguese Jose Peseiro As Super Eagles Coach

It was gathered that the NFF Executive Committee endorsed the appointment of Peseiro at a virtual meeting held on Wednesday to deliberate on important issues in Nigerian football.

A statement on Wednesday by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications, said that the appointment of Peseiro would take effect after the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

The statement reads, “After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for the appointment of Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles following the end to the relationship with Gernot Rohr.

“However, the committee resolved that Augustine Eguavoen, named the interim head coach, will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon with Peseiro only playing the role of observer.

“It was unanimously agreed that the AFCON is a good avenue for Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as Technical Director and Peseiro’s immediate boss after the AFCON,” Olajire said.

This comes a few weeks after the NFF sacked Gernot Rohr as Super Eagles Coach, and appointed Augustine Eguavoen as the Technical Adviser on an interim basis.

Eguavoen will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON championship next month before he hands over to Peseiro, who was the coach of Venezuela until August 2021.

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