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NFF announces Jose Peseiro as new Super Eagles manager

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named José Santos Peseiro as the next Head Coach of the country’s senior men’s national team, the Super Eagles.

The NFF announced his hiring on Sunday, stating that it is effective immediately.

Mr Peseiro, 62, will take charge of the Super Eagles beginning with friendlies against Mexico and Ecuador later in May. 

The length of the Portuguese coach’s contract is unknown as it wasn’t revealed by the NFF.

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

He has worked as a coach with Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Vitoria Guimaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC, and Real Madrid, as well as the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan national teams.

Peseiro is set to lead the Super Eagles for the first time against Mexico on May 28 at AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

After which the team will  fly to New Jersey next to face Ecuador on Thursday, June 2nd at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison.

The NFF also stated that former Nigerian international forward Finidi George will now serve as Peseiro’s First Assistant, with Salisu Yusuf serving as Second Assistant and Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams.

Usman Abdallah will be the Third Assistant, Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst, and Ike Shorounmu, another former Nigeria international, will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.

Peseiro replaces Augustine Eguavoen, who failed to qualify the Super Eagles for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

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