The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) appears to have made up their mind on the future of Jose Peseiro as the coach of the senior national team of Nigeria, OGN can exclusively reveal.
Peseiro’s contract will run out in June and per what we gathered there has been no talks about extending the deal which will expire after the final rounds of games in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
From all indications, the games against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe respectively will likely be his final set of games as coach of the team, and as we exclusively reported Salisu Yusuf will take over as interim coach.
There is no plan to give him the job permanently as already five coaches have been shortlisted as potential replacements for the Portuguese. Sources said the list includes two foreign based coaches and three Nigerians.
Plans are also underway on how to clear the outstanding salaries of the coach before the engagement of another substantive coach and it’s why the decision to put Yusuf in interim capacity was made by the football house.