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NFF Names Jose Paseiro Super Eagles New Coach

Nigeria Football Federation has named Joeé Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Senior Men National Team, Super Eagles.

Gatekeepers News reports that the appointment of Peseiro which was confirmed on Sunday, is with immediate effect.

NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire said the appointment is, however, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Peseiro.

The statement read in part, “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 prestige friendlies.

“The Eagles will tango with the El Tri at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, State of 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 confirmed the appointment of former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George as the 1st Assistant to Peseiro, and Salisu Yusuf as the second Assistant as well as Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams.

The statement continued, “Usman Abdallah is the third Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.”

José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro is a 62-year-old Portuguese who played as a striker in his days and has wide and varied experience coaching top Clubs and National Teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

He is an educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences. Peseiro 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.

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