Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has Wednesday appointed a former Porto Coach, Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles ahead of AFCON 2022, billed to kick off on January 9.
Reports have it that a former Super Eagles Defender, Augustine Eguavoen, named the interim Head Coach, will continue his role as Coach of the team and will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2022 in Cameroon with Mr Peseiro only playing the role of Observer.
Media reports claimed that former Chelsea and Man United Boss, Jose Mourinho was contacted by the NFF Chief, Mr Amaju Pinnick, on the vacant role of the Super Eagles job but he recommended a former Porto Coach, Jose Peseiro, for the job.
The 61-year-old was in charge of the Venezuela national team until August and has also coached Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, and Al Ahly of Egypt.
Meanwhile, the executive committee has mandated the Technical and Development Committee and the NFF secretariat to organise a friendly match for the Super Eagles when the team arrives in Garoua for the AFCON 2021.
They have also been mandated to arrange matches for the Super Eagles and the Super Falcons in the upcoming FIFA windows.