AFCON Qualifiers: Peseiro Refuses To Talk on Rumoured Salary Delay by NFF Chiefs

AFCON Qualifiers: Peseiro Refuses To Talk on Rumoured Salary Delay by NFF Chiefs

Ibitoye Shittu
March 24, 2023 at 1:26 PM
  • Portuguese tactician Jose Peseiro has been the head coach of Nigeria's Super Eagles since May last year
  • He explained he could not reveal anything to the media amid rumours he had not been paid by the NFF
  • The Super Eagles face off against Guinea-Bissau in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on March 24

Jose Peseiro, who is the coach of the Super Eagles, has refused to elaborate on the status of his salary from the Nigerian Football Federation since he was appointed almost a year ago.

Due to the inability of Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar under Austine Eguavoen, the NFF decided to hire Peseiro to manage the national team.

There have been reports circulating since that the Portuguese coach has not been paid his $70, 000-per-month salary by football body over the last 10 months.

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Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro will not discuss his NFF salary situation with the media. Photo by Evaristo SA.
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Peseiro and his wards in the Super Eagles are currently in Abuja, preparing for their 2023 AFCON qualifier against Guinea-Bissau on March 24.

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According to the report by Daily Post, the 62-year-old was asked to speak on reportedly being owed by the Nigerian Football Federation and he was rather coy.

Peseiro coy about salary situation

“The situation about my salary is between me and the NFF. I can’t share nothing on it. I can share the information with my wife because she is my wife and there is no problem about that,” he commented.

Meanwhile, Peseiro has been given the mandate by the NFF to see Nigeria qualify for next African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast and also winning the title.

Guinea-Bissau send Nigeria strong warning

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported on Nigeria hosting the Guinea-Bissau Djurtus in a crucial AFCON tie at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

The visitors have affirmed that they will take the game to the Super Eagles on Friday evening, March 24 and also desire to win the encounter.

The squad's media officer, Edgar Carlos Pires said that while Nigeria boasted of some of the best players in the world, his side can still spring surprises.

Ahmed Musa makes promise

Sports Brief also reported on Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa stating Nigeria will win the AFCON qualifier tie against Guinea-Bissau on Friday.

Both west African teams will battle at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, with players including Victor Osimhen at the training camp.

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