Jose Peseiro as been appointed by
the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as the Super Eagles coach.

This was confirmed in a communique on Wednesday after a virtual NFF executive committee meeting.

Part of the Communique 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.”

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The NFF however made it clear that interim coach Augustine Eguavoen will lead the three-time champions to the Africa Cup of Nations next month.

The federation noted that “the AFCON is a good avenue for Mr Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Mr Eguavoen”.

Eguavoen will return to his role as NFF Technical Director after the AFCON.

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It is believed the NFF have hired Peseiro, based on recommendation from fellow Portuguese Jose Mourinho.

NFF president, Amaju Pinnick, already admitted they consulted Mourinho while scouting for Rohr’s replacement.


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