Jose Peseiro quits as Nigeria coach

Jose Peseiro quits as Nigeria coach
Jose Peseiro, head coach of Nigeria during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers training session for Nigeria at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria on 8 September 2023 © Justina Aniefiok/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Mar 02, 2024. 15:00

The Nigerian Football Association (NFF) is on the lookout for a new head coach for the Super Eagles.

This comes after Jose Peseiro opted to leave his role following last month’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations final defeat to Ivory Coast.

The Portuguese tactician issued the following statement on his official X account.

“Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the NFF. It was a pride and honor to coach the Super Eagles. It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm. We feel a sense of fulfillment.

“We would like to express our gratitude to Sir Amaju Pinnick (the president who signed us), President Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, Secretary Dayo Enebi, the NFF, all the Staff, and especially all the PLAYERS, with whom leading has been a great pleasure.

“Guys, we are thankful; it has been a privilege to be part of this family. We will miss you, but we will always be there for you, no matter where you are. A big hug to all of you.”

Nigeria are scheduled to take on South Africa and Benin in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June this year.

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