Peseiro : President Tinubu’s House Gift, National Honours Important Reasons The Gaffer Is Snubbing N200M Algeria Salary

Super Eagles head coach José Peseiro is set to sign a two-year contract extension with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), reports.

Peseiro who’s contract expired days after the 2023 AFCON, is set to remain as the Super Eagles head coach despite interests from Algeria FA and Egyptian outfit Zamalek.

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Sources has it that the Portuguese tactician has an offer in the neighborhood of €200,000(Two Hundred Thousand Euros) in salary from the Algeria FA. Recall, Algeria is without a head coach following the sack of head coach Djamel Belmadi post 2023 AFCON.

Peseiro focused on reaching 2023 AFCON semifinal

Peseiro set to sign a Super Eagles 2-year contract

But a report by Owngoal Nigeria has it that the former Venezuela national team coach is ready to ink a contract extension. According to the popular media outlet, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s gift of a house and national honour award to the 63-year-old played a vital role in his decision to stay.

“He (Peseiro) has been told by some highly placed Nigerians that he has to stay and he is open to it. The reception and also meeting the president of Nigeria who gifted him a house and a national honor also played a role in his desire to stay”, Owngoal quoted a source close to coach.

Peseiro upbeat Iheanacho can still play at the 2023 AFCON
Super Eagles Coach, José Peseiro

“The idea is to go back to Portugal, spend some time with his family and head out with the team to the United States of America for the friendly game against World Cup winners Argentina in March. As a matter of fact, the list will be prepared by him soon”, he concluded.

In another development, Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi reveals his difficulties in his early days in the national team.

Iwobi earned a Super Eagles call-up in 2015, and has since represented the country at the 2018 FIFA world cup, 2019 AFCON, 2021 AFCON and 2023 AFCON.

” So yeah when I first came, I was literally the only one innit. I wanted to say I was the first but there was Carl lkeme, the Wolves goalkeeper but it was literally just me. I was on my own but I was Okocha’s nephew, it kinda helped. All of them were like ah this is Okocha’s pikin (child). I just had to adapt but I was on my own innit”, he said in a viral video.

Iwobi in action for Nigeria

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” But when I started, obviously I started it bare UK man started coming in more or less innit. But at the same time for example William Troost-Ekong he is not fully Nigerian, he is from Holland and then there was Leon Balogun who is from Germany. So I was with them man. But then now bare UK man.”

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