NFF Appoints Jose Peseiro As Super Eagles Head Coach, Eguavoen To Handle AFCON


The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday night named Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles.

The Portuguese replaced the Franco-German, Gernot Rohr, who was sacked on December 12.

Peseiro is expected to be at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as an observer when the three-time African champions file out at the tournament next month in Cameroon as Augustine Eguavoen will be in charge of the team for the AFCON 2021.

According to the statement released by the NFF “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.


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