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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the appointment of former Sporting Lisbon coach Mr Joee Santos Peseiro as the New Head Coach of the Super Eagles.

In a statement his appointment takes immediate effect, subject to the signing of agreed terms between the NFF and Mr Peseiro, according to NFF’s spokesperson, Ademola Oajire.

The 62 year-old Santos Peseiro who was a marksman during his days playing for the Portuguese national team has coached clubs and National Teams across four different continents, namely Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

“Peseiro is expected to lead out the Super Eagles for the first time during the upcoming tour of the United States of America, during which the three- African Champions will slug it out with Mexico and Ecuador ‘ A’ Teams in prestigious friendlies.

The friendlies which the Super Eagles will tango with the El Tri will be played at the AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, 28th May before flying to New Jersey to confront Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, 2nd June.

The NFF also announced that former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George will now be 1st Assistant to Peseiro, with former Enyimba and Kano Pillars coach Salisu Yusuf the second Assistant as well as the Head Coach of the CHAN and U23 Nationals Teams.

“Usman Abdallah is the third Assistant while Eboborotse Uwejamomere will be the Match Analyst and another Nigeria international, Ike Shorounmu will be the Goalkeepers’ Trainer.” The NFF statement also read.

The New Super Eagles tactician is an educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences, he has attended top-level coaching/training courses with additional experience of having coached, FC Porto, Panathinialos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al- Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and Real Madrid as an assistant coach during the Galacticos era.

He also served as the Head coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams while his Assistant, George Finidi is triumphed-winner, the African Cup of Nations with the Super Eagles in Tunisia 94 and played at the FIFA World Cup, USA 94 under coach Clement Westerholf.

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