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Nigeria Appoints Jose Paseiro Super Eagles Coach, Finidi George As Assistant

The Nigeria Football Federation on Sunday named Mr Joeé Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles.

The appointment is with immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro, according to a statement by NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Olajire.

“Peseiro is expected to lead out the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America, during which the three–time African champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador ‘A’ Teams in prestige friendlies.

“The Eagles will tango with the El Tri at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, State of Texas on Saturday, 28th May before flying to New Jersey to confront Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, 2nd June,” the statement read in part.

The NFF also announced the appointment of “former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George as the 1st Assistant to Peseiro,” with Salisu Yusuf as the second Assistant, as well as Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams.

“Usman Abdallah is the third Assistant while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another former Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer,” the statement added.

The 62-year-old José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro is a Portuguese who played as a striker in his days.

He is an educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences, and had previously coached Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and was once assistant coach atReal Madrid.

He was also Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.

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