Meet 62yrs Old Super Eagles New Coach Peseiro

The Nigerian Football Federation confirmed the appointment of Jose Peseiro on Sunday to replace Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles longest serving coach.

The NFF had sacked Gernot Rohr in December 2021 after failing to meet expectation. He was with the team for 64 months. 

The football body appointed Austin Eguavoen who led the Super Eagles team that finished in third place at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt back in 2006 as interim Technical Adviser.

But he failed to help Nigeria win the 2021 African Cup of Nations as well as qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The NFF hopes that the Portuguese, Peseiro will help the team return to past glory.

These Are Five Things  To Know About Peseiro:

Peseiro who is 62 years was born April 1960 at Coruche, Portugal.

The new Super Eagles boss has coached 18 teams including Sporting Cp, Venezuela national team, Braga, Porto, Allen Ahly and assistant coach of Real Adrian.

Peseiro was a footballer who played for Oriental, Amoral and four other teams.

He won the Egyptian Premier League of 2015-2016 season (Ahl Ahly);  the Portuguese League Cup 2012- 2013 (Braga) and  the UEFA Cup runner up (Sporting CP) 2004-2005 among others.

The new head coach is an  educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences.

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