By Babajide Okeowo
Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, 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.
However, former Super Eagles Defender, Augustine Eguavoen, who was named the interim Head Coach, will continue his role as Coach of the team and will lead the Super Eagles to the African Cup of Nation AFCON 2022 in Cameroon with Mr Peseiro only playing the role of an observer.
He will officially take over after the AFCON.
The NFF says the tournament will be a good avenue for Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as technical director of the NFF after the AFCON.
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.