Monday, 16 May 2022 05:54

NFF appoints new Technical Adviser, assistants

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After much dilly-dallying, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday announced the appointment of José Santos Peseiro as the new technical adviser of the senior Men national team, the Super Eagles.

The football federation also said the appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Peseiro.

It will be recalled that the Portuguese was first announced as Super Eagles technical adviser on the eve of the kick off of the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon but due to inexplicable reasons, his contract with the NFF fell through.

José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, 62 last month, played as a striker in his days and has wide and varied experience coaching top Clubs and National Teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

An educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences, Peseiro has top-level coaching qualifications/training, and has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and Real Madrid (assistant coach during the Galacticos era), as well as serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.

Peseiro is expected to lead out the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America, during which the three –time African champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador ‘A’ Teams in prestige friendlies in May and early June.

In a related development, the NFF also announced that former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George will now be 1st Assistant to Peseiro, with Salisu Yusuf now to be 2nd Assistant as well as Head Coach of the CHAN Eagles and U23 National Teams. 

Based on the new arrangement, Katsina United coach, Usman Abdallah is 3rd Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer. 


Daily Trust

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