The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has finally appointed Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro as the new coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
The Executive Committee of
the NFF said the decision was taken after careful consideration of a
memo presented by the Technical
and Development Sub-Committee
of the NFF.
This was part of the resolutions
reached at the end of its meeting
on Wednesday (yesterday) through
According to the communiqué
made available to LaDona Media , The interim coach, Austin
Eguavoen will lead the Super Eagles
to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon,
Peseiro will play the role of an observer.
“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.
“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
Peseiro only playing the role of Observer. “It was unanimously agreed
that the AFCON is a good avenue
for Peseiro to launch a working
relationship with Eguavoen, who
will revert to his role as Technical
Director after the AFCON,” the
In a related development, the
Executive Committee has mandated the Technical and Development Committee as well as the NFF Secretariat to organize a friendly match for the Super Eagles when the team arrives in Garoua for the AFCON 2021, and also to arrange matches for the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons in upcoming FIFA windows
for international friendlies.
The Committee praised the partners and sponsors of the NFF for their support and encouragement to the NFF and the various National Teams in the year 2021, while calling on more corporate bodies and organizations to partner with Nigeria
Football in order to fast-track the attainment of financial autonomy
for the Federation and guarantee
even more rapid development of
the Nigerian game.
Thus, the Committee approved
the Financial Statement of the
NFF for the year 2021, as well as
the proposed Budget of the sum of
N13,089,022,180.00 for the year 2022.