The newly appointed Head Coach of Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, is expected in Nigeria on January 2, to finalize his contract and possibly by unveiled to Nigerians, Completesports.com reports.
An informed source at the Nigeria Football Federation revealed that the Portuguese will first meet with the NFF big wigs to finalize his appointment and sign the contract papers.
“Peseiro will after signing his contract, be introduced to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, and then meet with the Super Eagles players in camp for the AFCON,” the source told Completesports.com.
“The plan is for the former coach of Venezuela to formally meet the players in Abuja and then go to AFCON as an observer. He will take over from the interim coach Augustine Eguavoen after the AFCON Peseiro’s his first assignment will be to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2022 FlFA World Cup,” our source divulged.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen will miss 2021 AFCON in Cameroun following his request to be excused from the biennial championship on the grounds of health reasons
“Osimhen is out of AFCON. The coach has released him as a result of his club Napoli’s request and he (Osimhen) plea to opt out due to his health condition. We shall miss him, but his health is more important,” a Super Eagles source revealed.
Feelers also revealed that either Akinkunmi Amoo of Hammarby in the Swedish league or FC Lorient of France forward, Terem Moffi, is expected to replace Osimhen in the 28-man list.
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja