NFF appoints José Peseiro as Head Coach of Super Eagles

After failing to qualify for the World Cup Pinnick appoints José Peseiro as Head Coach of Super Eagles

Jose Peseiro (IMAGO / Pedro Benavente)

On Sunday, May 15 The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced the appointment of Mr José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles.

The NFF and Peseiro agreed terms and the appointment takes place with immediate effect.

Peseiro 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), as well as serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National 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 the three –time African champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador ‘A’ Teams in prestige friendlies.

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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