Knocks as NFF appoints ‘failed Portuguese manager’ as new Super Eagles coach, proposes N13bn for 2022

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Jose Peseiro

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday announced appointment of a Portuguese Jose Peseiro as new Super Eagles coach.

Also, the federation has made a budget proposal of N13,089,022,180 for the year 2022.

These were made known in a statement by the Communications Department of the NFF on Wednesday.

“The Executive Committee approved the Financial Statement of the Federation for the year 2021, as well as the proposed Budget of the sum of N13,089,022,180.00 for the year 2022,” the NFF said in a statement titled ‘Communique of the meeting of the NFF Executive Community held via video conference on Wednesday December 29.’

The Executive Committee, who also approved the financial statement of the federation for 2021,  endorsed the proposal for the appointment of Portuguese Jose Peseiro as the new coach of the Super Eagles, following the termination of the relationship with erstwhile coach Gernot Rohr.

Rohr was in charge of the three-time African champions for 64 months and remains Nigeria’s longest-serving coach.

“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 Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, following the end to the relationship with Gernot Rohr.

The Executive Committee also allayed fears over who would be in charge of the Eagles at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, stating that interim coach Austin Eguavoen would lead the team, with Peseiro playing an observatory role with the team.

The last national team coaching job Peseiro handle was that of Venezuela where he won only one match during his stay their.

Already, Nigerians have started expressing displeasure with the decision of NFF to hire a coach of his pedigree.