The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed the appointment of Portuguese tactician, Jose Peseiro, as Super Eagles Head Coach. The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Peseiro.
The 62-year-old Jose Peseiro played as a striker in his playing days and has wide experience coaching top clubs and National Teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
Peseiro, an educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences has top-level coaching qualifications/training and has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and Real Madrid (assistant coach during the Galacticos era), as well as serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.
Peseiro is expected to lead out the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America, during which the three–time African champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador ‘A’ Teams in friendlies.
The Super Eagles will tango with the El Tri at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, 28th May before flying to New Jersey to confront Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, 2nd June.
The NFF also announced that former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George will be 1st Assistant to Peseiro, with Salisu Yusuf now to be 2nd Assistant as well as Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams. Usman Abdallah is 3rd Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.