Super Eagles gets new foreign Head Coach

The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Peseiro.

José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62, is a Portuguese who played as a striker in his days and has wide and varied experience coaching top Clubs and National Teams across four different continents, such as Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF today has announced the appointment of Mr Joeé Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of Super Eagles.

He is also an educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences, Peseiro has top-level coaching qualifications/training, and 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), likewise serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.

He is expected to lead out the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America.

The NFF equally announced that former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George will now be 1st Assistant to Peseiro, with Salisu Yusuf as the 2nd Assistant, as well as Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams.

However, Usman Abdallah is now the 3rd Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.