NFF president Ibrahim Gusau has dropped a major hint about the future of Super Eagles boss Jose Peseiro.
NFF’s Ibrahim Gusau has suggested that Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro could be set to leave his role with the national team.
Peseiro has been in charge of the Super Eagles since 2022 after replacing Gerhnot Rohr, but has reportedly has several run-ins with the NFF over unpaid wages and the Super Eagles’ performances.
NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau on Jose Peseiro contract situation;
"I can not say Peseiro will continue as the Super Eagles coach, we have a Technical Committee and we have to listen to their recommendation. I am optimistic Nigerians will be happy with our decision.
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Gusau, speaking to OgaNla media, said the NFF would consult with the technical committee regarding Peseiro’s future, saying, “I can not say Peseiro will continue as the Super Eagles coach, we have a Technical Committee and we have to listen to their recommendation. I am optimistic Nigerians will be happy with our decision.”
He further hinted that the federation was set to part ways with Peseiro, saying that they needed to speak with the player’s lawyers.
Gusau said, “We are discussing with Peseiro and his lawyers, and we hope to conclude with him soon. We have the last qualifying game next month, and we should make a statement before the game.”
Since Peseiro’s tenure with the Super Eagles after Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, they have claimed a place at the 2023 AFCON coming up in Ivory Coast.
However, the Portuguese manager may not be allowed to lead the team to the tournament if he is dismissed before the final qualification games in September.