Portuguese Coach Extends Contract As Super Eagles Head Coach

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced that Portuguese coach Jose Santos Peseiro has agreed a contract extension to continue in his role as the Head Coach of Nigeria’s Senior Men’s football team, the Super Eagles.

NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

“As stipulated in the original contract, drawn in May 2022, the Portuguese coach has been handed the mandate to lead the Super Eagles to, in the minimum, the semi finals of the 34th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals,” the statement read.

Peseiro also agreed to continue in the role after accepting a pay cut on his earlier terms. The agreement with the Portuguese coach also puts him in charge of the Super Eagles B team, the home-based professionals, who contest the biennial African Nations Championship. (CHAN).

The next AFCON tournament is scheduled to take place in Cote d’Ivoire in January 2024.

Peseiro has steered the Super Eagles through the qualifiers and to a ticket with a match to spare, including a 10-0 record international win against Sao Tome and Principe in Agadir, Morocco in June 2022.

Source NFF