Nigeria’s football governing body, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has appointed the Portuguese Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles ahead of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) billed to take place in January 2022 in Cameroon.
However, according to reports, Augustine Eguavoen has been named the interim head coach and will lead the Super Eagles, Nigeria’s national team, to the AFCON next year.
In a statement, the NFF noted that the decision to get Peseiro on board during by the AFCON was unanimous as it would give the Portuguese the chance to forge a working relationship with Eguavoen.
The Nigerian will become technical director of the team and Peseiro’s boss after the AFCON championship.
By the way, before he started his coaching career, Peseiro, who was born in 1960, played as a forward between 1979 and 1994. He’d coached several clubs in his native Portugal, including
Porto and Sporting CP.
The appointment of Peseiro has led to mixed reactions from Nigerians. While some Nigerians have already given him their support hoping he succeeds, others think his appointment a wrong move by the NFF. This class of peeps insists that Peseiro will fail like the previous foreign coaches before him.