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Peseiro: Why Contract Talks With NFF Broke Down

Peseiro: Why Contract Talks With NFF Broke Down

Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro has offered explanations on why his contract talks with the Nigeria Football Federation fell through, Completesports.com reports.< Peseiro was announced as replacement for German tactician Gernot Rohr last December and was expected to travel to Cameroon for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. The NFF has however decided to stick with interim manager Austine Eguavoen for now despite the team's early elimination from AFCON 2021. Read Also: AFCON 2021: ‘I Was Better Than Mendy’  –Egypt Keeper, Abou-Gabal 

“We acknowledge and appreciate the interest that Mr Jose Peseiro has shown in Nigeria Football during our very cordial discussions and have absolutely no doubt about his capacity. We believe that perhaps in the future, there could be an opportunity to work with him, “NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi said in a statement on Monday.

“However, in view of the positive performance of the Super Eagles at the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations which has given hope to Nigerians and boosted our confidence in the present coaching crew to qualify us for the World Cup in Qatar, we have decided to accept the recommendation of the Technical and Development Committee to retain the Eguavoen-led coaching crew and strengthen it with the addition of Emmanuel Amuneke.”

Peseiro has however revealed that talks broke down between the two parties due to financial issues and clauses in the proposed contract.

“After several weeks of negotiations, during which there were several news, from the Nigerian Football Federation, that I would be the coach of their team, from the end of the CAN 2021, a fact that I never confirmed, and these did not materialize due to disagreement regarding contrarian clauses and financial matters,”the former Saudi Arabia coach wrote on Instagram.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • This Amaju with his body wey go dey shake like rat wey fall inside water, how can you announce a deal that you are yet to reach a compromise on let alone sign the contract? He likes showbiz too much, always wanting to be in the news. Same way he rushed to the media to declare that Tammy Abraham has already agreed to play For Nigeria, only for the young man to rubbish the news the following day. Him too dey shake

  • Ali Gafar 2 years ago

    We had long accepted to move with the Eguavoen led coaching crew. We move.

  • Van ubba 2 years ago

    Hello Ali, like you are with the talk and do. One think I like the Nigerian coach for is his outspokenness. Peseiro would’ve been another cos they’re few. Good luck Eguavoen and hoping you get the support of your subordinates.

    • Yes of course. I dey sit down under here dey look on top of the Iroko tree.

    • Van ubba 2 years ago

      @Jide, have seen what they saw before the appointment of our coach?

  • Fadairo 2 years ago

    The wisest decision taken by NFF president. Peseiro’s curriculum is not inviting at all. Besides, the local input would give a better dividend or return on investment.

    • Come back in 4 weeks’ time to see if you will have the same opinion.

  • Ever since that man became the NFF chairman nothing good has ever come out of that glass House. So many things he has done that is unforgivable. This is a man who was busy buying ticket for Kesshi when the completion was still ongoing, this is a man who labelled Olishe Africa Guardiola after signing him and where does that led us to? this is a man who sacked a coach few weeks before the competition he labored to qualify and told us they did in other to avert impending disaster only for it to end up as the greatest calamity to befall our football in recent years, this is a man who appointed 9 our “own” and still went ahead to announce another foreign coach even before our own consortium of coaches start working by promising us that the said foreign coach will start working after the AFCONS only for him to come back and tell us the contract wasn’t sign but went online and mass media to announced to the whole world he will take over irrespective of AFCONS performance now telling us to again that own performance was very good hmmmmmmn. Now the foreign coach haven’t known them decided to play along and now bursted their lies that the contract was cancelled because of contractual disagreement and finance. They thought every coach will be as humble as Rohr who agreed to their corrupt certificateless and unqualified coaches. The Nigeria football problems just started no thanks to some idiots fans and that yeye sports minister that is doing everything to take our football back to those dark days. U na never see anything Match is very much around the corner.

  • Mark my word guys. Nigeria will not qualify for the world cup. You people never learn.

    • Assuming you were a true Nigerian, you haven’t a word to be marked. Nigerians have agreed to win or lose with their ‘own’ who they appointed to lead others. Senegal lost matches for seven years till they got it.

  • Friday Aiskwe 2 years ago

    @Debo, I like what you said. We are even ready to wait till our own local manager gets it right.

  • Samuel Toibsy 2 years ago

    Nigerians are happy that the contractual negotiation collapsed. Bye bye Jose Peseiro.

  • Make una no mind Peseiro o jare, Cerezo and his crew will win the World cup in Qatar. That’s wat matters.

  • I seriously think this is a wrong decision.

  • Sugar Daddy 2 years ago

    Fear not…I trust on the abilities of Eguavon, Amuneke and salisu to deliver.. they are technocrats of the game. I believe the players are ready for the game….I trust naija!!!

  • Ralph 2 years ago

    You are announcing a coach when there is no yet an agreement, and the deal was off because you are unable to agree on financial input,then you are making it look like you changed your mind because of your so-called team positive performance at the AFCON.

    And y`all talking about C.V here need to stop reasoning with your toes. Westerhof and Bonfere were merely working with amateur and small teams before they got the SE job and there are the best in Nigerian history up till now, so you ranting about CV here doesn’t really make any sense. What is in Eguavoen CV ? If you are keen on CV then there are local coaches who have won the NPL multiple times. There are local coaches who have had success with the youth team in the past, so these will have something in the CV and they should be sitting on the SE bench and not Eguavoen, unless there is something Eguavoen has achieved in coaching that we dont know?

    If the NFF is so sure about this choice they just made, then why is Eguavoen still INTERIM? Of course they dont have a clue. They knew if they failed to make the WC it will be another long months of coach hiring debates

    Anyways, lets talk about this again in 4 weeks time,

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