Peseiro to continue to as Super Eagles coach

Peseiro to continue to as Super Eagles coach

The Nigeria Football Federation  yesterday announced that  Jose Peseiro will continue as Nigeria’s coach after agreeing to a pay cut.

The NFF said in a statement that the 63-year-old will now lead Nigeria to the Africa Cup of Nations after his initial one-year contract ran out in July.

His initial contract paid him $70,000 a month, but it is understood the new agreement will have his monthly pay at $50,000 after the federation said they could no longer afford his previous salary.

He has been handed the target of leading the Super Eagles to at least the semi-finals of the Africa Cup to be hosted by the Ivory Coast in January.

The three-time African champions have 12 points from five qualifying matches and have already secured a place at the tournament.

However, they will need at least a point against Sao Tome and Principe next weekend to win their group ahead of second-placed Guinea Bissau, who are on 10 points and play at home to Sierra Leone.