OFFICIAL: NFF Appoints Jose Peseiro As The New Super Eagles Head Coach.

 The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have on Sunday announced the appointment of Mr José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Nigeria Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles.

Mr Peseiro had been previously appointed as Gernot Rohr successor last December to take on the Super Eagles job, but the initial deal with the Nigeria football governing body collapsed. 

He was expected to be at the 2021 AFCON as team observer and take full charge of the team after the Nations' Cup in preparation for the World Cup qualifying play-off, but interim boss Augustine Eguavoen was retained at the end of the tournament in Cameroon.

The 62-year-old will now succeed Eguavoen who parted ways with the NFF in March, having failed to progress past the round-of-16 at the 2021 AFCON, and also failed to qualify the three-time African Champions for the 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar.

The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the Country's football governing body and the Portuguese manager.

Peseiro has coached clubs and national teams in four continents, Europe Asia, Africa and South America.

He has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and Real Madrid (assistant coach during the Galacticos era), and worked as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan nyational Teams.

Peseiro is expected to lead out the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America, during which Nigeria will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador ‘A’ Teams in prestige friendlies. 

The Eagles will tango with the El Tri at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, State of Texas on Saturday, 28th May before flying to New Jersey to confront Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, 2nd June.

The NFF also announced that former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George will now be 1st Assistant to Peseiro, with Salisu Yusuf now to be 2nd Assistant as well as Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams. Usman Abdallah is 3rd Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.

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