A contract extension between the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro has been reached.

The NFF announced on Sunday that it has reached an arrangement with Peseiro to allow him to stay in his position as Head Coach of the Senior Men’s National Team of Nigeria, the Super Eagles, after several days of uncertainty and name-dropping.

“The Portuguese have been given the mandate to lead the Super Eagles to, at the very least, the semi-finals of the 34th Africa Cup of Nations finals taking place in Cote d’Ivoire in a few months,” according to the original contract, which was set up in May 2022. Part of the NFF statement from Sunday was read.

The Super Eagles were led by Peseiro through the qualifying rounds and to a ticket with a match to spare, including a 10-0 record international win against Sao Tome and Principe in Agadir, Morocco, in June 2022.

The football governing body said the coach has agreed to continue in the role after accepting a pay cut on his earlier terms, with the new agreement also putting him in charge of the Super Eagles B, the home-based professionals who contest the biennial African Nations Championship.


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