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NFF Appoints Brazilian, Jose Peseiro As New Super Eagles Coach

by Nwani Chisom
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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced José Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, the country’s senior men’s national team, Oyogist reports.

The NFF made the announcement on Sunday, saying his appointment is with immediate effect but subject to the signing of agreed terms between the coach and the football federation.

The federation further disclosed that Mr Peseiro, 62, will take charge of the Super Eagles starting with friendlies with Mexico and Ecuador later in May.

It, however, failed to disclose the duration of the Portuguese coach’s appointment.

Mr Peseiro has coached clubs and national teams in four continents— Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.He 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), and worked as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan national teams.

Peseiro is expected to lead the Super Eagles for the first time against Mexico at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on May 28.

Weeks later, the team is expected to face Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, June 2.

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