OFFICIAL: NFF Appoints Peseiro New Super Eagles Head Coach

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OFFICIAL: NFF Appoints Peseiro New Super Eagles Head Coach
OFFICIAL: NFF Appoints Peseiro New Super Eagles Head Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Jose Peseiro, a Portuguese tactician, as the Super Eagles’ next head coach.

The news was announced in a communiqué published by the NFF at the conclusion of its executive committee meeting on Wednesday.

“After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee Ahmed Yusuf Fresh, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for the appointment of Mr Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles,” reads the statement.

”However, the Committee resolved that Mr Augustine Eguavoen named the interim Head Coach, will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon with Mr Peseiro only playing the role of Observer.

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

After spells with Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, the 61-year-old will be leading a national team for the third time.

Peseiro has also managed a number of clubs in his homeland, notably Sporting CP and Porto, which he led to the 2005 UEFA Cup Final.

In the 2015/16 season, the former striker led Al Ahly to the Egyptian Premier League title.

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