The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed Portuguese tactician, Jose Peseiro, as Super Eagles Head Coach.

The NFF made this known in a communique on Wednesday, 29 December, after its National Executive Council meeting.

The Portuguese tactician replaces Gernot Rohr, the Franco-German, who was fired on December 12.

Peseiro, 61, is expected to be at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as an observer, while Augustine Eguavoen, the former international, will be in the dug-out when the three-time African champions file out at the tournament next month in Cameroon.


“After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for the appointment of Mr. Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, following the end to the relationship with Mr. Gernot Rohr,” the NFF communique read in part.

“However, the Committee resolved that Mr. Augustine Eguavoen, named the interim Head Coach, will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon with Mr. Peseiro only playing the role of observer.

“It was unanimously agreed that the AFCON is a good avenue for Mr. Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Mr. Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as Technical Director (hence Mr. Peseiro’s immediate boss) after the AFCON.”

Until his appoint as the Nigerian senior national team coach, Peseiro was Venezuela’s gaffer.

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