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To claim his salary from Africa: exDT of Venezuela is new selection of Nigeria

The rematch came early. He left the ‘Vinotinto’ after a year without receiving his fees, but he already has a new team. The Nigerian Football Federation appointed the Portuguese on Wednesday Jose Peseiro, ex-coach of Venezuela, as coach of the national team of this African country.

After careful consideration of a report presented by the Chairman of the Technical and Development Subcommittee, the Executive Committee approved a proposal for the appointment of José Peseiro as the new head coach of the Super Eagles (the popular nickname of the Nigerian team).”Said the NFF in a statement shared today on its website and released late yesterday after a meeting of its National Executive Council.

Peseiro He was hired as Venezuela’s coach in February 2020, filling the vacancy of Venezuelan Rafael Dudamel, who left the technical direction because he signed for Atlético Mineiro of Brazil.

The Portuguese, however, resigned from his position on August 20 after a year without receiving his salary.

Later, on November 30, Peseiro announced that the Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) had already canceled the debt it had contracted with him, the amount of which was not disclosed.

Although the Portuguese will be present in the next Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) – which will be held from January 9 to February 6 in Cameroon after several delays due to meteorological reasons and due to covid-19 – will act only as an observer, confirmed the NFF.

Nigerian Augustine Eguavoen will act as interim coach of the national team during the CAN, to later return to his position as technical director of the Federation.

It was unanimously agreed that the CAN is a good way for Mr. Peseiro to initiate a working relationship with Mr. Eguavoen, who will return to his role as technical director (that is, direct boss of Mr. Peseiro) after the CAN”, Stated the NFF. EFE

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