Peseiro Finally Speaks, Discloses Stunning Reason That Made Him not to Become Super Eagles Coach

Peseiro Finally Speaks, Discloses Stunning Reason That Made Him not to Become Super Eagles Coach

Ibitoye Shittu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Jose Peseiro has stated clearly that he had disagreement with the NFF chiefs over taking over the Super Eagles
  • The Portuguese gaffer was announced as replacement for Gernot Rohr after the German was sacked days to AFCON 2021
  • NFF chiefs however changed their decision on hiring Peseiro as they have decided to stick with coach Eguavoen

Jose Peseiro who is a Portuguese football manager has claimed that talks with the Nigerian Football Federation for him to become Super Eagles coach broke down because of financial disagreement.

Following the sacking of Gernot Rohr days to the start of the 2021 African Cup of Nations, the Nigerian Football Federation announced that Jose Peseiro would take over after the 2021 AFCON.

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The NFF chiefs also appointed former international Augustine Eguavoen as interim manager and he led the Super Eagles to the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

How did the Super Eagles end up in Cameroon?

Coach Eguavoen and his wards won their first three games at the 2021 African Cup of Nations before losing against Tunisia 1-0 in the round of 16.

The Nigerian Football Federation then decided to retain coach Eguavoen and asked Jose Peseiro to look elsewhere for his coaching job.

And according to the report on GOAL and Complete Sports, Jose Peseiro explained that he had financial disagreement with the Nigerian Football Federation chiefs.

Jose Peseiro's reaction about Super Eagles job

“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.''

NFF President Pinnick makes big statement on Eguavoen's performance at 2021 AFCON

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Augustine Eguavoen was praised by the Amaju Pinnick who is the president of the Nigerian Football Federation for his performances with the Super Eagles at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.

The 2021 African Cup of Nations came to an end on Sunday in Cameroon with Senegal emerging champions after beating Egypt 4-2 on penalties in the final.

Expectations of many Nigerians was for the Super Eagles to reach the final of the African Cup of Nations, but they crashed out in the round of 16 losing against Tunisia.

Super Eagles started their campaign well winning their first three matches in the competition and they were tipped to reach the final before the defeat against Tunisia.

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