NFF Appoints José Peseiro As Super Eagles Head Coach

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

The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Peseiro. José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62, played as a striker in his days and has wide and vast experience coaching top clubs and National Teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, 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, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC.

Portuguese José Santos Peseiro is the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria

Peseiro has also coached Real Madrid as an assistant coach during the Galacticos era, as well as serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.

The Portuguese is expected to lead out the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America, during which the three–time African champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador ‘A’ Teams in international friendlies.

The Super 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 Nigerian 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 3rdAssistant ,while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.


Chidi Nwoke/NFF.

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