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Portuguese national Peseiro to take charge of Nigeria football team after nation’s cup

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of a Portuguese national Jose Peseiro as country’s new national football coach, but his appointment will wait until after next month’s Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Nigeria this month dismissed Germany’s Gernot Rohr just weeks ahead of the Cup of Nations, with technical director Augustine Eguavoen taking charge on an interim basis.

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,” the Nigeria Football Federation said in a statement.

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The federation said the Cup of Nations, to be held in Cameroon between Jan. 9 and Feb. 6, would allow Peseiro to establish a working relationship with Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as technical director after Africa’s premier soccer tournament.

Peseiro coached Portuguese side Sporting Clube in 2018.

Eguavoen coached Nigeria from 2005-2007.

Nigeria have been drawn into Group D along with Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

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