Former Nigerian winger, Garba Lawal has revealed that Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro may be relieved of his duty soon if the team’s lackluster performance failed to improve.
Recall that the Portuguese tactician was criticized by football enthusiasts for his poor substitution in Nigeria’s 3-2 win over Sierra Leone in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Sunday.
The stats and figures since Peseiro took over the Eagles’ job have not been impressive, raising doubts about his continuation as head coach of the three-time Africa champions.
Peseiro, whose contract is yet to be renewed by the Nigeria Football Federation, has been in charge for a year and played 9 official matches as Super Eagles coach (W4 , L5).
However, in a chat with Completesports.com, Lawal stated that he’s doubtful if the NFF will be willingly to extend Peseiro’s contract.
He noted that his time with the Super Eagles are numbered as the Football House may be looking inward for his replacement.
“I am not really convinced with the general performance of Jose Peseiro since he took over as Super Eagles coach.
“The team has really struggled to impress and stamp their authority on games, which I think is a thing to worry about now.
“His days as Super Eagles coach are numbered considering the way they played against Sierra Leone and other matches as well.”