Portugal’s José Peseiro new Nigeria coach

The Portuguese Jose Peseiro has been appointed head of the Nigerian national team, announced Sunday the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) in a statement.
Mr. Jose Santos Peseiro is appointed “new coach of the senior men’s national team Super Eagles,” said the NFF, which said the Portuguese takes office immediately.
The 62-year-old succeeds Augustine Eguavoen, who resigned in early April after failing to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The public and fans had been highly critical of the tactical approach of Eguavoen, who took over as interim coach after Franco-German Gernot Rohr was sacked at the end of 2021 after five-and-a-half years in charge.
The three-time African champions were also eliminated in the round of 16 at the last African Cup of Nations in Cameroon in January. The new coach José Peseiro is a former striker, who in the past coached the national teams of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, but also the Portuguese club Sporting.
He will take his team to the United States at the end of May for a friendly against Mexico and then against Ecuador in early June.