Official: Nigeria announce new boss


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has officially announced the appointment of their new head coach.

The Super Eagles have been searching for a new manager since Augustine Eguavoen stepped down from the role in March after the team's failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup later this year

According to NFF director of communications Ademola Olajire, the national team's new manager is Jose Peseiro, subject to the terms agreed between the 62-year-old and the federation.

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It is said the Portuguese manager came recommended by AS Roma's Jose Mourinho.

"He [Peseiro] has wide and varied experience coaching clubs and national teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa and South America," a statement from the NFF read.

"An educationist with a degree in Physical Education/Sports Sciences, Peseiro has top-level coaching qualifications/training.

"He has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Guimaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and Real Madrid as an assistant.

"The Portuguese also served as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams."

The NFF also announced that former Super Eagles star Finidi George will be the first assistant coach to Peseiro, while Salisu Yusuf is expected to be his second assistant coach.

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