There is an indication that the Nigeria Football Federation may be forced to terminate the contract of Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro [pictured above with Guinea-Bissau coach, Baciro Cande]™, if the team loses again to Guinea-Bissau in the second leg of their AFCON 2023 qualifying Group A match in Bissau, Completesports.com reports.
Feelers from Nigeria’s Football House in Abuja revealed that the NFF’s big wigs were so pissed off by the Super Eagles’ defeat to Guinea-Bissau in Abuja on Friday that they hurriedly met and later directed Peseiro to beat the Djurtus [Wild Dogs] in the return leg or face the repercussions which may see him being fired.
“We have given Peseiro time to mould a winning team but we have watched in awe as our treasured Super Eagles go on a losing streak in competitive and friendly international matches, and it is either he turns things around or we may have to part ways with him, ” an executive member of the NFF told Completesports.com.
“Super Eagles have lost four consecutive games for the first time in history, and if we don’t check the slide now it might lead to the complete disintegration of our biggest football brand. We won’t allow that to happen. That is why we have given Peseiro and the players the serious order to redeem themselves to avoid the hammer, ” our source divulged.
The Eagles, under Peseiro, have lost their last four matches against Algeria, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guinea-Bissau. They are scheduled to clash with Guinea-Bissau in the reverse fixture today – Monday, March 27 at the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau.
Meanwhile, the NFF is reportedly owing the Portuguese coach Paseiro about 10 months salary. Asked at a recent press conference to confirm if he was owed that much, the Super Eagles coach declined to discuss his salary in the public.
By Richard Jideaka, Abuja
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