The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has finally confirmed Jose Peseiro as the new Super Eagles coach.
The Nigeria men’s national team had been without a coach since March when they failed to clinch a World Cup ticket.
The football body, in a statement on Sunday, confirmed that Peseiro was taking charge after all agreed terms are signed.
The 62-year-old Portuguese is to begin his Super Eagles career for during their international friendly game against Mexico and Ecuador in the United States of America.
“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 statement read.
“The Eagles will tango with the El Tri at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, 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.”
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Ripples Nigeria had in December 2021 reported Peseiro’s initial announcement as the team’s boss, following the sack of Gernot Rohr.
Although he was not to lead the Super Eagles to January’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) which held in Cameroon, Peseiro was to take over afterwards but the contract talks were suspended.
Interim Technical Adviser, Austin Eguavoen led the team to the second round of the competition in Cameroon and also led the team to the final phase of the 2022 World Cup qualification against Ghana, where the team missed out.
Peseiro was in charge of the Venezuela national team until August last year and has also coached Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, and Al Ahly of Egypt.
Ripples Nigeria had also reported the appointments of former Nigeria international Finidi George as well as former home Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf as first and second assistants in the Eagles crew.
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