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NFF appoints Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles coach

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The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Porto coach Jose Peseiro as the new Super Eagles Head Coach in time for AFCON 2022, which kicks off on January 9, 2022.

Following its executive committee meeting yesterday, the NFF also announced that Austin Eguavoen, who was previously appointed interim coach of the Super Eagles, will now serve as the Federation’s technical director.

The NFF communiqué 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 Mr. Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles, following the end to the relationship with Mr Gernot Rohr.

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

“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.”

The NFF also mandated its technical and development committee to contact the NFF secretariat in order to organize a friendly game in Garoua for the Super Eagles in preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on January 9, 2022.

The committee has also been charged with arranging international friendlies for both the Super Eagles and Super Falcons in the emerging FIFA window.

Born in 1960, the new Super Eagles coach, whose full name is José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, was a striker during his playing days and went on to coach several clubs in Portugal, including Sporting CP, which he took to the 2005 UEFA Cup Final, and Porto. He also coached the Saudi Arabian national team.

His last job was as Venezuela’s coach, which he led to the 2021 Copa America. He, however, resigned in August, after his salary was unpaid due to the economic crisis facing thecountry.

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