The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has approved the appointment of Jose Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The Super Eagles have been without a substantive head coach since December 2021 following the sacking of Gernot Rohr.
Rohr was fired by the NFF in December 2021, just weeks before the start of the AFCON in Cameroon and Peseiro was expected to take over from interim head coach Austin Eguavoen after the AFCON.
The sports ministry has now approved Peseiro’s appointment after NFF president Amaju Pinnick met with the sports minister, Sunday Dare on Monday.
World Cup winning coach, Laurent Blanc, former Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde (whom Prime Business Africa in a Featured article recommended prior to the formal announcement) and onetime Netherlands defender Philip Cocu were also linked with the post.
Details of Peseiro’s contract including paperworks are almost done and official announcement would be made soon.
The Portuguese was first announced by the NFF to take over the Super Eagles after the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon..