The President of the Nigerian Football Association, Ibrahim Josau, announced that the selection fans will decide the fate of Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro, a consultation that also aims to save the authority’s accounts.
Under a contract until June 30, Jose Peseiro has qualified Nigeria for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in January 2024, but he has a negative record of four wins against five losses.
“We plan to get Nigerians to vote to have their views heard,” Gusaw said during a local radio broadcast on Saturday. We have tried other foreign and local breeders. We may not have succeeded in finding the right person, it will be up to the public to decide whether Peseiro should continue or leave, ”added the federation president.
Jose Pereiro split the former Super Eagles
This recourse to the public is also intended to generate income, as supporters will have to phone in to inform them of their selection, while the federation is facing a financial crisis and Peseiro, whose monthly salary is estimated at $70,000, is experiencing payment delays.
Appointed in May 2022, Peseiro is not unanimous among Super Eagles fans, who consider him too dependent on his stars Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze.
Among the former internationals, Kadri Ikhana denounced the “tactical shortcomings”, adding that the “credit” for qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations “rests with the players”. He demanded that a local coach be appointed. “Let him compete in the Africa Cup of Nations and decide his future after that,” claimed another former international, Victor Eze, on the contrary.