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Nigeria vs Ghana: Peseiro reveals why he didn’t take Super Eagles job

Jose Peseiro

Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro, has spoken for the first time since he was not given the Super Eagles job,

Peseiro had been announced as the next substantive coach of Nigeria, only a week after Augustine Eguavoen was put in charge on an interim basis.

Eguavoen stepped down from the Super Eagles interim coaching job immediately after Tunisia knocked Nigeria out of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon.

However, the NFF on Monday explained why Peseiro would no longer take over the Super Eagles and retained Eguavoen to continue as head coach, while also drafting in former international, Emmanuel Amuneke, to assist him ahead of Nigeria’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers with Ghana in March.

But Peseiro has now confirmed that he has failed to reach an agreement with the NFF over becoming the substantive coach of the Super Eagles, revealing that a deal did not materialize due to financial issues and clauses in the proposed contract.

Writing on Instagram, Peseiro said: “After several weeks of negotiations, during which several news came out, on the part of the Nigerian Football Federation, that I would be the coach of their national team, from the end of AFCON 2021, a fact that I never confirmed, these were not materialized due to disagreement regarding contractual clauses and financial matters”.

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