And the Portuguese Jose Peseiro, coach of Nigeria, will be subject to a vote by the Super Eagles supporters with the intention of weighing him or not for the upcoming African Cup of Nations. In the event of a financial crisis, the union will charge for calls that allow people to speak out.
A vote of confidence. 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 have planned to get Nigerians to vote to have their views heard,” Gusaw declared during a local radio broadcast on Saturday.
The union is in financial crisis
“We tried other foreign coaches and local coaches. 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,” the federation president added.
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 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.