NFF reportedly agrees to employ local Coach to replace Jose Peseiro

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has reportedly agreed to appoint an indigenous coach to succeed Jose Peseiro as head coach of the Super Eagles.

According to a report by Complete Sports, the executive committee of the NFF and technical committee met on Sunday, April 28 to deliberate on the vacant head coach position of the Super Eagles.

“They both agreed to appoint a local coach for the team.” 

"The NFF is expected to unveil the new coach this week." The report adds.

Former coach team, Jose Peseiro left the position following the expiration of his contract at the end of February.

The Portuguese guided the West Africans to second position at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

His former assistant who is also a contender for the job, Finidi George took charge of the team for the friendlies against Ghana and Mali last month.

The Super Eagles are scheduled to take on South Africa and the Benin Republic in a 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in June.