The Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed opening talks with Portuguese Jose Peseiro over a renewal of his expired contract as the coach of the Super Eagles.
Peseiro’s $70,000 contract which he signed under the Amaju Pinnick-led administration as the gaffer of the three times AFCON winners ended in June with reports suggesting that the current NFF board is contemplating extending the contract on the same financial stand.
According to the Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation, Chief Austin Eguavoen confirmed that Peseiro will continue handling the team when the agreement is reached.
Speaking at the end of the first FIFA Instructor’s Course held in Abuja, Nigeria on Saturday, Eguavoen who failed to qualify Nigeria for the 2022 World Cup said the Federation is laying before Peseiro new conditions for contract renewal.
Despite speculations linking George Finidi, Sunday Oliseh and Emmanuel Amunike as the new head coach of the Super Eagles, the contract extension talks have left many with the question of “what does the NFF want precisely?”
Under Peseiro’s guidance, the Super Eagles have already secured qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, scheduled for January, with one game to spare.