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Soccer News of Sunday, 15 May 2022


NFF appoints Jose Peseiro as new Super Eagles head coach

New Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro New Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles.

Peseiro’s appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of an agreed terms between the parties, according to an NFF statement released on Sunday May 15.

The 62 year-old Portuguese will replace Gernot Rohr, who was fired in November 2021, as substantial coach of the three times African Champions.

In his younger days, Peseiro played as a striker and after a career spanning 15 years, he went in Management.

Subsequently, he has worked across national teams and club football across four different continents, including Europe, Africa and South America.

An educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences, Peseiro has top-level coaching qualifications/training, and has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Al-Ahly Cairo and Real Madrid (assistant coach during the Galacticos era), as well as serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.

Peseiro agreed a two-year contract with the Nigeria FA and he’s expected to lead the Super Eagles out for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America.

Full Super Eagles Technical Crew

Jose Peseiro(Head Coach), Finidi George (1st Assistant Coach), Salisu Yusuf(2nd Assistant Coach), Usman Abdallah (3rd Assistant Coach) Ike Shorunmu (Goalkeepers’ Trainer) Eboboritse Uwejamomere (Match Analyst)

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