The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has named Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro as the new coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles.
According to a statement made available to Journalist, the interim coach, Austin Eguavoen will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon, while Peseiro is expected watch proceedings at the continental showpiece from a distance.
The Executive Committee of the NFF said the decision was taken after careful consideration of a memo presented by the Technical and Development Sub-Committee of the NFF at the end of a virtual meeting on Wednesday.
The statement read 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 Peseiro only playing the role of Observer.
“It was unanimously agreed that the AFCON is a good avenue for Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as Technical Director after the AFCON,” the communiqué read.