The Nigeria Football Federation has appointed 62-year-old Joeé Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles.
Announcing the development on Sunday, NFF said the appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro.
This was contained in a statement by NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire.
The statement read, “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, the 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,” the statement read in part.”
The NFF equally named former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George, as 1st Assistant to Peseiro, with Salisu Yusuf now to be the second Assistant as well as Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams.
“Usman Abdallah is the third Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer,” the statement added.
Peseiro is a Portuguese. In his days, he played as a striker. He has in his coaching career coached top Clubs and National Teams in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.
The new head coach of the super eagle is an educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences.
Some of the clubs he has coached include 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 has also served as Head Coach of the national teams of Venezuela and Saudi Arabia.