NFF backs Peseiro despite heavy loss to Portugal


Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is firmly behind Super Eagles Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro, despite the team’s dismal performance under his watch.

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Portugal destroyed the Super Eagles 4-0 in a friendly match last week Thursday.

Peseiro’s poor record now stands at five loses and two victories from seven games.

Five months under Peseiro’s leadership, the Super Eagles have yet to come together as a cohesive team.

Peseiro’s dismissal is already gathering storm, as some analysts may see it as premature to demand his sack.

“Peseiro has just started and we need to be patient with him,” an NFF senior official who wants to remain anonymous stated.

“He has also won the two games that were important, that is the qualifiers for the Nations Cup.

“Friendlies are just friendlies, and we will judge him on the qualifiers.”

In March 2023, the Super Eagles will make their comeback against Guinea-Bissau in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.