The search for a new head coach for the Nigerian Super Eagles is finally over as the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has finally chosen their man.
Following extensive talks, the man chosen to lead the national team forward is 62-year-old José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro. The appointment was announced by the NFF on Sunday.
The statement from the NFF reads,
“The Nigeria Football Federation on Sunday announced the appointment of Mr José Santos Peseiro as the new head coach of the senior men national team, Super Eagles.”
“The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro.”
“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, 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,”
In his 30 year coaching career so far, the Portuguese has coached at teams like Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal and the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams. He was also an assistant coach at Real Madrid.
The NFF also announced that former Super Eagles forward, Finidi George will join as a first assistant to the new Head coach. The rest of the coaching staff will include Salisu Yusuf, Usman Abdallah, Eboboritse Uwejamomere, and Ike Shorounmu.