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Just in: Super Eagles get new head coach, Jose Peseiro

61-year-old Peseiro replaces the former coach, Gernot Rohr


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Portuguese football manager, Jose Peseiro, the new Super Eagles coach.
Peseiro, 61, who takes over from the former coach, Gernot Rohr, will take full control of the team after the Nations Cup, Persecondnews gathered.
A communique issued on Wednesday evening after a virtual NFF executive committee meeting disclosed that the interim coach, Augustine Eguavoen, will lead the Super Eagles to AFCON 2021 in Cameroon, while Peseiro will be playing the role of an Observer,
The communique reads in part: “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 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 organise 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 Executive Committee also approved the Financial Statement of the Federation for the year 2021, as well as the proposed budget of the sum of N13.08 billion for 2022.
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