Jose Peseiro, the new director of Nigeria. Already last December, his name appeared on the NFF. The Portuguese coach has been announced as Nigeria’s coach monitor for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations while Augustin Iguafuen will continue his tenure. Peseiro was only to take over after the tournament. But once the CAN ended, Iguafuen retained the confidence of his leaders to continue his mission until the 2022 World Cup play-off matches. Finally, Nigeria would be eliminated by Ghana and the national coach thanked.
Jose Peseiro, who has been in the shadows all this time, can now get out of it. he is He will lead the Super Eagles well after signing his contract in the coming days. He will also start his mission during Nigeria’s tour of the United States at the end of the month against Mexico (May 28) and then Ecuador (June 2). It will then continue with the start of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, where it will face the Super Eagles of Sao Tome, Principe and Sierra Leone.
The 62-year-old technical staff, with limited African experience (short stints with Al-Ahly in Egypt and Al-Hilal in Sudan), will consist of Fenidi George, the former Nigeria international striker, as assistant coach, as well as Salisu Yusuf and Othman Abdullah. To coach the goalkeepers, Ike Shorounmu, another former Nigeria international, has been selected.