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Just in: Peseiro is Head Coach of Super Eagles, announces NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced Mr Joeé Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, the nation’s senior national team.

It also announced a former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George as the 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.

Peseiro’s appointment takes immediate effect, but the signing of the terms and conditions with the NFF will be signed shortly.

The 62-year-old Portuguese, a striker in his playing days, has wide and varied 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, 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).

He also served 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 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.

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