The Executive Committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has endorsed the appointment of Jose Peseiro as the new coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria.
This was confirmed in a communique issued after the NFF Executive Committee meeting held via video conference on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.
After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Committee of NFF 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 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.
The Executive Committee 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.