Newly-appointed coach of the Nigerian men’s national football team, the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro has said that it is a pride to coach the team.
The Portuguese tactician who took to his Twitter page to speak for the first time since the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed his appointment, described Nigeria as one of the greatest football nations in the world.
He said the team’s ultimate ambition would be to make Nigeria a four-time African champion.
The former FC Porto coach tweeted: “Pride! It is with great pride and joy that I am the coach of one of the greatest football nations in the world. Commanding the Super Eagles starts with knowing how to respect history, value it and be inspired by its roots.
“Over 200 million Nigerians, from all states and ethnicities, want the same thing: success. We will work with great ambition, so that in the end we can finally call Nigeria the “four-time African champions!”
Following the sacking of Augustin Eguavoen after a failed AFCON and World Cup qualifying campaign, the NFF had last week announced Peseiro as his substantive successor.
According to the NFF, former Nigeria international forward, Finidi George will now be 1st Assistant to Peseiro, while Salisu Yusuf will now be the second Assistant.
An educationist with a degree in physical education/sports sciences, Peseiro has top-level coaching qualifications/training, and has coached at Sporting Lisbon, FC Porto, Panathinaikos, Rapid Bucharest, Sporting Braga, Victoria Gumaraes, Al-Hilal, Al-Wahda, Al-Ahly Cairo, Sharjah FC and Real Madrid (assistant coach during the Galacticos era), as well as serving as Head Coach of the Saudi Arabian and Venezuelan National Teams.
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