CONFIRMED: Nigeria part ways head coach, Jose Poseiro

Football News CONFIRMED: Nigeria part ways head coach, Jose Poseiro
MAR 1, 2024 LISTEN

José Peseiro, the head coach of the Nigeria national team, Super Eagles, has stepped down from his position after his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ended.

In a statement, Peseiro expressed his gratitude for the opportunity, saying, "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."

Peseiro's original contract with the NFF ended just before the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast.

However, he agreed to a short-term extension until the end of the tournament with a semi-final target as the condition for another extension. Nigeria reached the final but lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast.

Despite meeting the target, Peseiro and the NFF have decided to part ways.

He thanked the NFF, players, and staff in his statement, saying, "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.”

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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