Jose Peseiro : 3 Key Things To Take Away From Renewed Super Eagles Contract

Jose Peseiro retains job as the Super Eagles head coach, set sights on AFCON.

Coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria, Jose Peseiro renews contract ahead of the AFCON qualifier fixture against Sao Tome and Principe next weekend reports.

According to reports that went viral earlier today, the coach has agreed to a pay-cut. And will now lead the national team to the 2024 AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.

According to a British journalist Osasu Obayiuwana, has the mandate of leading the national team to 34th AFCON tournament.

Three things can be taken from what transpired between the Portuguese and the Nigeria Football Federation NFF. And they include;

1) Jose Peseiro continues as Super Eagles head coach

Peseiro will continue as the coach of the senior national team as contained in his original contract drafted last year.

“As stipulated in the original contract, drawn in May. The Portuguese has been handed the mandate to lead the Super Eagles to, in the minimum, the semi finals of the 34th Africa Cup of Nations finals taking place in Cote d’Ivoire in a few months,” the NFF said and was quoted by Osasu Obayiuwana via a tweet.

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2) Jose will take Nigeria to at least a semi-final finish at the 2024 AFCON finals

Jose Peseiro continues as Super Eagles head coach.
Jose Peseiro at Super Eagles training

According to the federation, the former Venezuela national team coach, will at least take the Super Eagles to a semi-final finish at the 2024 AFCON.

He’s expected to employ his wealth of experience and ensure the team finishes well in Ivory Coast. Because, at the last AFCON in Cameroon, Nigeria were eliminated at the knockout stages by a depleted Tunisian squad. And that’s despite finishing from the group stage unbeaten and with good points.

3) Coach will also be in charge of Super Eagles B (CHAN) team

According to the federation “the new agreement (is) also putting him in charge of the Super Eagles B – the home-based professionals who contest the biennial African Nations Championship.”

Nigeria under the tutelage of football guru, Salisu Yusuf, had failed to qualify for the last CHAN. The team lost to Ghana’s Black Galaxies in Abuja on penalty shootout. So, Peseiro is now faces with qualifying the homebased players for the next edition of CHAN.

Meanwhile, nothing was said(made public) about the settlement of his unpaid wages. gathered that Peseiro is said to be owed about 6 months wages. And this comes to $420k, at $70,000 per month, on his old pay-scale.

Also shocking, the NFF did not state the reduced monthly salary that Jose Peseiro will be paid.

And for the dead-rubber tie against Sao Tome and Principe on Sunday, Peseiro had invited 23-players.

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Adebayo Adeleye, Ojo Olorunleke.

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Defenders: Oluwasemilogo Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, Calvin Bassey, Jordan Torunarigha, Tyronne Ebuehi, Jamilu Collins, Bruno Onyemaechi, Olaoluwa Aina

Midfielders: Wilfred Ndidi, Frank Onyeka, Joe Aribo, Raphael Onyedika.

Forwards: Victor Boniface, Victor Osimhen, Moses Simon, Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi, Gift Orban, Ademola Lookman

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