The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), on Wednesday, December 29, appointed Portuguese tactician, Jose Peseiro as the Head coach of the Super Eagles, 17 days after relieving the Franco-German, Gernot Rohr of the job. Rohr was with the national team for 64 months, making him the longest-serving coach of the senior national team.
The appointment, which is contained in a communiqué issued after the National Executive Council meeting of the Federation, is coming just 10 days to the kick-off of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The communiqué reads in part: “After careful consideration of a memo presented by 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 of the relationship with Mr Gernot Rohr”.
Fortunately however, the NFF has doused fears of Nigeria football fans that Austin Eguavoen, and not Paseiro, will be leading the Super Eagles to battle at the Nations Cup coming up in Cameroon early January.
Paseiro will be in Cameroon purely as an observer and will take over the Super Eagles coaching job fully, after the Nation’s Cup, and Eguavoen, the interim coach, will revert to his original position as Technical Director.
Just who is this Peseiro that is being entrusted with the Super Eagles Job?
….. Details later