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The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has approved the appointment of Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

 

The Super Eagles have been without a full time head coach since December, following the sacking of Gernot Rohr.

Rohr was fired by the NFF in December 2021, just weeks before the start of the AFCON in Cameroon.

The sports ministry has now approved Peseiro’s appointment after NFF president Amaju Pinnick met with the sports minister, Sunday Dare on Monday.

 

World cup winning coach, Laurent Blanc, former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde and erstwhile Netherlands defender Philip Cocu were also linked with the post.

Details of Peseiro’s contract including paperworks are almost done and official announcement would be made soon.

 

The Portuguese was first announced by the NFF to take over the Super Eagles after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

 

Peseiro eventually did not take up the job, after Augustine Eguavoen was appointed as the interim technical adviser of the Super Eagles.


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