NFF appoints Portugal's Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles head coach

José Peseiro reacts during a Group B match between Venezuela and Ecuador as part of Copa America Brazil 2021 at Estadio Olímpico Nilton Santos on June 20, 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Peseiro’s appointment was announced in a statement by Ademola Olajire, NFF’s Director of Communications.

According to the statement, the NFF Executive Committee endorsed the proposal for the appointment of Peseiro at a virtual meeting held on Wednesday to deliberate on important issues in Nigerian football.

Mr Olajire noted however that the appointment of Peseiro would take effect after the Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon.

“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.

He also said the Executive Committee mandated the Technical and Development Committee to organise a friendly match for the Super Eagles when the team arrives in Garoua for AFCON 2021.

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