HomeNigeria National Teams

NFF Explains Reasons Behind Peseiro’s Appointment As Super Eagles Head Coach

NFF Explains Reasons Behind Peseiro’s Appointment As Super Eagles Head Coach

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says they decided to appoint Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles head coach due to his wealth of experience.

The NFF Vice President, Shehu Dikko made this known in an interview with ESPN.


Recall that on Wednesday, the NFF appointed the Portuguese tactician as Gernot Rohr’s replacement following his sack last month.

The Portuguese coach has signed an initial two-year contract and will be at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations as an observer.

AFCON 2022 Zabira

“He has coached across the world, in Asia, in Europe, South America, in Africa.

“He has worked with big coaches like (Jose) Mourinho and (Carlos) Queiroz, coached at a big club like Real Madrid, coached big players and small players, coached in the World Cup qualifiers, UEFA Cup, UEFA Champions League and so on.


“He is also well educated, with a masters degree in Sports Science.

“He might not have won anything. But we believe he’ll bring value to our team,” Dikko told ESPN.


completesports classifieds

Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com

Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.



  • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

    I am comfortable with the profile of Jose Peseiro… an M.Sc in Sports Science… but we must get an honest and pragmatic young local coach like Manu Garba, Finidi Gerorge to work with him… however, we will see how his jingles chime as he works with Eguaveon in advisory role in Cameroon… the prospects appear far better than the tossed up rusty machine that Rohr became in the end…

    • Marvelous 3 weeks ago

      You are saying this to cover your disappointment which is very clear. Your only condolence is that Nwakali your marketed product made the list.

      Is it not @jimmy and @Omo9ja who were campaigning for a local coach against foreign coach. Calling those that think otherwise “people with slave mentality” should we play all your cassette here! Why do we act like cameleon on his CSN! Take a stand as a man. That’s why you need to do away with hatred, racism and sentimental reasoning.

      Why support Paseiro? Oh have given him a call already and he has decided to play tiki taka for you? @Omo9ja should better call him now.

      Do we lack supporters and sport analyst in Cameroon? Why employ Papajero to be an Observer in a Nations cup tournament. Which country does that in the world? Did we sack Rohr to employ a short term observer?

      Rohr won bronze and this coach have not won anything yet. His CV is worst than Rohr to my own opinion. He mate two national teams and instead of anyone of the team to rise in FIFA ranking they dropped drastically. But Rohr mate super eagles in devastated position, poor in fifa and CAF ranking. But look at where we are today.

      Hope a winning coach with tiki taka has arrived. Hope there will be no complain. An a fan of foreign coach but they would have allowed a local coach continue at the mean time instead of paying this international observer.

      • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

        @Marvelous… by now I expect you to have sold your “black & white” television in protest that Rohr is no longer in-charge that as such you are not watching Super Eagles anymore…

        Nwakali, Ndah are there because of their ability… if Kelechi Nwakali is not there, then who should be there? Atleast, when there seems to be no solution to our midfield problems of lack of creativity… invite Musa, Ejuke and Iheanacho had to be tried all to no avail… meanwhile you have a waterman like Nwakali being ignored by a coach whose coaching certificate now bears the signatures of termite works everywhere… “Diplom in Coaching”… Lol. A completely outdated coaching kpali from medieval times… final ice age coaching “takada” as hausas will call it… hahahaha.

        Next time when folks like @JimmyBall mentiona players… just go and do your research and if you cant, ask me for clarifications let me analyes such a players profile and attribute to you… practical experience different from reading online prints for your insights.

    • Bernard Ekele 3 weeks ago

      It would have been a sound explanation from the football house but we are still missing it. Regardless, it is high time we looked towards time tested system fixing module through a total local arrangement that will be tailored through the Belgium Blueprint. BB is widely accepted. I am not looking at just Afcon 2022 gold, we can do better to look beyond all that. It is a shame other countries in Africa are moving away from expatriate coaches, we the so-called giant of Africa is baying for reasons why a foreign Coach is fashionable. Did Belmadi of Algeria Ajala travel the whole globe with Quinox or Mourhino before winning laurels? Nigeria, ihba rhia erhia o!

  • I’m never against his appointment at least until we observe him behind the touch line , ancelotti flopp big time with Everton but we all know his capability, judging him by his previous adventure with Venezuela and other country would be too ash on his person. I always have this believe that a coach is as good as his available players. Let’s embrace and encourage him.

  • Bomboy 3 weeks ago

    Thanks @JimmayBall ad @Femi. You guys are true Super Eagles fans.

  • Greenturf 3 weeks ago

    He’s wild travelled and has experience working in different continents.From the look of things he’s well experienced for the job.A coach that has managed teams like Real Madrid,Fc Porto,Sporting Lisbon,Al Ahly and a host of others should be good enough to manage the super eagles.
    Let’s give him our support and hope he brings his wealth of experience to our good fortune.
    One positive thing to gain is,he will bring the Portuguese flair to the super eagles.Im sure our midfield will be the beneficiary because Portuguese are a very compact side they play with a lot of flair,you can tell by the impact of the Portuguese coach of Wolves a struggling team now a mainstay in the English premiership.
    I believe one of the criteria he was given the nod ahead of others is his knowledge of the super eagles,player for player and hopefully he will excel I hope he does,my fears is the spirit of karma that may befall his reign due to the inhumanly treatment against his predecessor Gernot Rohr by the football authorities.
    You can’t rule out this things it has always happened in our history,we need prayers to divert any imenent bad luck this may cause.

  • Marvelous 3 weeks ago

    Why have this soft spot over him. Why didn’t you have this for Rohr who has proven himself at least, and we were not really at a devastated position before he was sacked. Am not against this coach because he has to put food on his table. But the whole confusion is too bad. All this drama in a short period of time. No one cares how the team and players feel as long as sentimental people satisfy their different personal interest.

    • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

      @Marvelous… Rohr is supposed to be enjoying retirement now at almost 70years… he is past his active years and by now may even in reality have begin to suffer from senescence… the sight of his weak and low energy persona on the toouchline for Nigeria was dispiriting to say the least.

      I am not one sold out on foreigners on coaching Super Eagles but I can see the recruited Peseiro has a better profile and have studies professionally to qualify to coach Nigeria. Football has its science aspects too with fitness and conditioning… when you factor all these coupled with how Peseiro has key experinece in top club management… you should go to bed. We need players who can perform at the right energy levels and I see this coach bringing all aspects lacking in our current game to bear.

  • Peseiro is going to try his luck with no strings attached. It is going to be more of trial and error. At the end of it, he will be relieved of his job while the Glass House begins to search for another foreign coach.

  • Chaii….untill some people here and up there gradually destroying our football team!!! They will keep shouting and mentioning names here like
    Nwakali, Arokodare, Nwobodo, Adi, Junior Ajayi, Anibaba etc to go and win world cup for us against players like de bruyne , Ronaldo , Messi etc… Now u have them o! Your Nwakali Rivaldo, Ndah Dunga, Musa Pele, Noble Seeaman don dey the team. God punish all of u.

  • @jimmyball or what do you call yourself. Try to be pragmatic and have a stand for once. You always speak with both side of your mouth. Try to look at your comments or read well before posting. You are talking about Rohr age is their any different from this one. 67 to 61 by the way, haven’t we see coaches more than this age and still doing well. Coaches like Bielsa,Ranieri,Ancelloti,Jorge Jesus etc. How does age or look of a coach determine the outcome of his effort. Does Bielsla use to talk on the sideline infact he can’t even speak English and is coaching one of the biggest team in England. Pls always check your facts very well and fair God because the way you run someone down all in the name of hatred for that person is second to non.

  • Dennis 3 weeks ago

    I wonder how people take an individual who said ‘let us fail with our own ‘serious when ‘his own’ was appointed. The first thing that struck him was the sight of failure ahead and quick acceptance. Rohr has gone and has done his part. It’s now left for the master tacticians that have been appointed on an interim basis as well as permanent basis to outdo Rohr. Good thing Rohr didn’t ‘raise the bar so high’. We expect the cup from eguavoen, we expect ease of qualification to the world cup and at least, the round of 16 from Jose.
    It’s not too much to ask na

    • JimmyBall 3 weeks ago

      @Dennis… we shall win AFCON with games to spare… hahahaha. “Let us fail with our win”… afterall we failed in AFCON 2019 with a foreigner also… hahahahaha!

  • Ako AMADI 3 weeks ago

    The end, they say justifies the means.Let us wait till March to assess Peseiro’a performance. All this paper CV is rubbish! If Nigeria does not qualify for the World Cup in Qatar under Peseiro what will the NFF do? Not pay his salary?

  • OLUSOJI Felix 3 weeks ago

    Hello Sport and Football fans.

    Please if I were Eguaveon, I will resign my Interim appointment and stick with my TD appointment. Currently, nothing no new development has happened in the term, No training yet with the team. Hence He should just allow the new man take over.

    • Richard Chinedu 3 weeks ago

      my friend that is not how coaching work goes. they must have had a meeting before announcing that he will lead the team . However, there are capable hands on the ground to take over if he decided to leave. After all he doesn’t deserve that position if we go by merit.

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 3 weeks ago

    It may be a good thing that he starts off observing the team from the stands, give him a different angle and perspective to whatever he might have already glimpsed from an insider research view. COYE!

  • ABDULRAZAK 3 weeks ago

    According to Shehu Dikko, Jose Peseiro has coached big teams like Real Madrid! Big lie! He was an assistant coach there. He is widely travelled (so was Ajala) and has coached all over the world including Syria!!! Seriously!!! His average lifetime at any of the clubs and countries that he has worked was 1yr and 2 months!! I threw all my hypertensive pills away with Rohr in charge but now i may have to restock again. Hold on everyone, to your seats because 2022 is going to be A BUMPY RIDE!!

  • Why are people saying he has not won anything before. What did Rohr win before he was appointed as super eagles coach? and he never win anything all through his stay. The truth is when it comes to national team, one of the most important criteria of a coach is his experience and coaching capabilities.

  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    By the time Amaju will be done with the NFF, the love for football in Nigeria will only be equal to our love for swimming.

    That man shits where he eats, and will do anything to milk his office only for his benefit.

    • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

      Hahahahaha…..The same way you shit here with your lies and deceit. You are too ashamed at the role you have played in the confusion in our football today that impersonating Dr.Drey feels a better way to console yourself than humbling eating your vomit like the dog you are….LMAOoo

      Just be brave enough to take your initial stand and fail with your own. Leave Amaju out of your shame….LMAOooo

  • Dr. Drey 3 weeks ago

    How far? How many pesin wan personate the real Dr. Drey here. LMAOo

  • RICHARD CHINEDU 3 weeks ago


  • Coachie 3 weeks ago

    Time will tell. It will not be too long, “Enu ti won fi so wipe ade gun, ohun naa ni won ma fi so wipe ade o tu gun mo”

    God bless Nigeria

  • Footballfanatic 3 weeks ago

    I have a feeling this guy won’t last more than a year…. He seems to be a marauder…… Just look at his records…. 1 or 2 years tops maybe 3 for some and no achievement at all with a Managerial statistic of 48%. Nff were better of hiring an ex international and I’m not sure he speaks English.

  • @pompei… Brodaman, this your campaign was initiated in 2010 after the worldcup on the then KICKOFF NIGERIA AND AFRICAPLAYS website both of which are defunct now…

    Guys like myself (D\champ on KICKOFF and beniemartino on yahoo as at then), KEN GHADAFFI, AYPHILIDEGREAT,DR. DREY,SLEY ND(MARCU IMODU),RACHAEL UGIAGBE,MERCY,ELO EZAGA, KENNETH ‘ZIGGY’ EZAGA,KOLA USA, GREENTURF, KEL, COACHE, BOMBOY,THE OKOSIEME SIBLINGS and a host of others who may have changed their usernames now founded the “FAN” (FOOTBALL ALLIANCE OF NIGERIA) after series of yahoo messenger conference room chat… it later metamorphosed into SDEI(SPORTS DEVT & EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE on Facebook) because the CAC refused to register any group with the word alliance due to security situation at the time…

    We made our voices heard, influenced the removal of the galadima draconian leadership, influenced the employment of Siam as super eagles coach in his first coming, supported Keshi till the world Cup and also fought hard to get Sunday Oliseh employed until he failed us,supported the pinnick board in his first tenure untill rohr came and gave us peace if mind and we went on hibernate mode cos of his management tecniques…

    Our only undoing was that we made it an all comers affair thereby giving the NFF chance to infiltrate the group with their agents, mercenaries and paid journalists and that led to its natural death…

    Many of us listed above contributed and spent personal cash for the sake of Nigerian Football… We have paid our dues so for those that wanna go that route good luck but learn from our mistake.