NFF appoints former Porto manager Jose Paseiro Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has appointed former Porto manager Jose Paseiro as new head coach of the Super Eagles.

“After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for the appointment of Mr Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, following the end to the relationship with Mr Gernot Rohr,” a communiqué by the executive committee of NFF on Wednesday read.

The committee, however, said it resolved that Augustine Eguavoen, who was named the interim head coach, will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon with Mr Peseiro only playing the role of observer.

“It was unanimously agreed that the AFCON is a good avenue for Mr Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Mr Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as Technical Director (hence Mr Peseiro’s immediate boss) after the AFCON,” the communiqué added.

The executive committee also mandated the technical and development committee as well as the NFF secretariat to organise a friendly match for the Super Eagles when the team arrives in Garoua for the AFCON 2021, and also to arrange matches for the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons in the upcoming FIFA windows for international friendlies.