NFF appoints José Peseiro as Head Coach
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed Mr José Santos Peseiro as the new head coach of the Senior men’s national team, Super Eagles.
NFF spokesperson, Ademola Olajire disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.
The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro.
“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 the three-time African champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador in 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.
José Santos Peseiro, 62, is a Portuguese who played as a striker in his days. He is educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences, Peseiro has top-level coaching qualifications/training, and has coached in numerous football clubs which include Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, , Al-Hilal, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and Real Madrid (assistant coach during the Galacticos era), He has also served as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.
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.