Completesports.com can exclusively report that Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro, has been paid $210,000 (about N156,400,000), being three of the 10 months salary owed him by the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.
Completesports.com also gathered that head coaches of other national teams like the Super Falcons, U-23 Eagles, Flying Eagles, Falconets, Golden Eaglets and the Flamingos were paid between five and seven months salaries.
Before this latest payment, Peseiro was not paid a salary since he was engaged in May 2022 by the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Board of the NFF. The Portuguese was contracted following an assurance by the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, that the Federal Government will pick the bills of a foreign coach after the Austin Eguavoen-led technical crew failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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NFF President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, who confirmed the payment of some outstanding salaries to national team coaches told Completesports.com that the payments were made from the funds from its affiliate international bodies.
Gusau debunked an online newspaper report that Peseiro’s salary was not paid all this while because the NFF insisted on the salary being paid first into the NFF’s account before the coach can be paid.
“There is no truth in that publication because the sports ministry did not at any time ask the NFF to furnish it with Peseiro’s account details. Why will we do such? The coach is aware of the true situation and it is contrary to that report, ” Gusau explained.
“When I assumed office as President of the NFF, I demanded to see Peseiro’s contract and the approval by the Federal Government agreeing to pay the coach’s salary. But to my utter dismay, there was no approval. I was made to understand that the approval was verbal.
“This also surprised the Sports Minister who asked us to write to get the approval, this we did since last year. We are still waiting for the approval and subsequent payment of the salary of the Super Eagles’ coach.
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“Whoever published that story – that the NFF refused to furnish the Ministry with Peseiro’s account details is a liar who does not mean well for football in Nigeria, ” Gusau who assumed office in September 2022 stated.
On bonuses and allowances owed to the various national teams, especially the Super Eagles, the NFF Boss said all that will be sorted out soon, adding that he has paid some allowances.
“The bills owed by the NFF are huge and we are working hard to offset them soon, ” Gusau concluded.
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja
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So what has Amaju Pinnick been doing all this while? He left debts upon debts for his successor. This is a typical example of bad management
So this man(pessiro) was actually owed 10 months salary and you fans expect him to perform..oga ooo
Actually coaches don’t play football on the field. While I am not defending peserio (who is a poor coach by the way), I feel the players don’t take our national team assignments seriously. No pun intended, Bright Osayi, our stand out performer in recent matches, is a little step away from being “infected” by the “other undroppable” mafia in the team and then he could start playing to the gallery.
Every “oyinbo” coach knows he can always cry out to FIFA for his outstanding payments but when crooks like Amaju pinnick corner tournament qualification monies (previous), there will be less motivation to qualify for future Ones that will fetch new money for the current administrators.
19 matches unpaid bonuses is a criminal enterprise rooted to the former board which Gusau was also a part of. No sympathies but bring in new players who want to prove a point and super eagles will shine again. The current squad are not threatened in their positions
What is “partial payment?” Is that in Peseiro’s contract? And why is it published in the media?
Full payment (10 months owed) is over half a billion naira). Why should NFF empty their treasury to pay one man out of all the people they owe?
Ose, ose oooo, ose oooo, ose baba!
Ehen, this is a good thing. Kudos NFF.
3 months down, 7 to go.
Oya, player bonuses nko?
And the awful pitches need to be addressed. We need good pitches to get the best from our boys.
If these 3 issues are resolved to a reasonable degree, I WILL BECOME AN NFF SUPPORTER!
This NFF From Amaju to the sports minister are bastards!
This is the NFF mentality abd strategy developed by Pinnick. When the NFF embezzles a coach’s salary they’re in a hurry to sack him. The NFF then publishers his salary in the newspapers so that Nigerians turn agaisnt him for “earning so much”. Meanwhile Peseiro and Rohr are far crom being the best-paid managers in Africa.
I remember those days if we go play friendly with some countries dey wil give us big money.. those moneys like 1.5m up in dollar for appearance in Bangladesh invitation..Saudi invitation.that was wen eagles were good. Who will even invite them now .if peseiro can wake eagles up again.maybe .den with that business can come .
WHY are they even PAYING HIM? For a DOING a RUBBISH JOB?