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Super Eagles get new manager as Finidi George, Salisu Yusuf to assist

Super Eagles get new manager as Finidi George, Salisu Yusuf to assist

The Nigeria Football Federation named José Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Senior Men’s National Team, Super Eagles, on Sunday.

The appointment is effective immediately, subject to the NFF and Peseiro signing agreed-upon agreements.

José Vitor dos Santos Peseiro, who turned 62 this month, is a Portuguese striker with extensive experience coaching elite clubs and national teams on four continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.

Peseiro is an educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences who has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Guimaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC, and Real Madrid.

He has also served as the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams’ Head Coach.

Peseiro is slated to head the Super Eagles for the first time on their forthcoming trip to the United States of America, where they will compete in prestige friendlies against Mexico and Ecuador’s ‘A’ Teams.

The Eagles will face the El Tri at AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, May 28th before heading to New Jersey to face Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, June 2nd.

The NFF also announced that former Nigeria international striker Finidi George will be Peseiro’s first assistant, with Salisu Yusuf taking on the role of second assistant as well as Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 National Teams.

Usman Abdallah will be the third assistant, while Eboboritse Uwejamomere will be the match analyst and Ike Shorounmu, another former Nigeria international, will be the goalkeepers’ trainer.

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