Peseiro Quits As Super Eagles Coach, Agrees Deal To Take Charge Of African Football Giants

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The coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Jose Peseiro will tomorrow officially quit his role with the team when his deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) expires, OwnGoalNigeria.comunderstands.

Peseiro met the target of getting to the semi final of the Africa Cup of Nations for him to earn an extension but the coach, whose team lost 1-2 to the host Cote d’Ivoire in the final has declined to trigger the option of extending his deal with the team.

Their run to the final of the tournament meant a host of teams around Africa sounded out the Portuguese on the availability of having him as their head coach, and he appears to have finally said yes to one of his suitors.

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According to Al-Hayat, per Awras, Peseiro has accepted the offer put forward by the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), who are on the hunt for a new man to lead its national team forward after parting ways with Djamel Belmadi.

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The publication said he has already sent his acceptance letter in writing to the president of the Algerian FA (FAF) Walid Sadi, and an announcement per the report will be made public next week when his contract with the NFF would have totally elasped.

Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic was their top choice for the job according to reports but after initially failing to meet up with the 48 hours deadline he was given to accept the job, the lawyer of the coach called the FA president at the expiration of the deadline to say his client is willing to take up the job.

It is now left for the FA to either make a U-Turn in offering the job to Peseiro or revert to their initial plan of handing it to Petkovic who still remains their first choice according to Awras.

Mohammed Mowiz Suleiman

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