Jose Peseiro Announces Departure As Super Eagles Coach


Jose Peseiro has announced his departure as the head coach of Super Eagles following his contract expiration with the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF).

The 63-year-old Portuguese led the Nigerian national team to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations but lost to the host nation Cote d’Ivoire.

Peseiro took over as head coach of the Nigerian team in May 2022 after Austin Eguavoen vacated the position.

A post on his X handle reads: “Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the NFF. It was a pride and honour to coach the Super Eagles. It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm. We feel a sense of fulfilment.

“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.”