Newly appointed Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, says one of his main goals is to see the team become African champions for a fourth time.
The Nigeria Football Federation on May 15 appointed the Portuguese former Real Madrid assistant coach to man the country’s national team on a permanent basis after the disengagement of Gernot Rohr in December.
The Eagles were led to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon by interim coach Austin Eguavoen but crashed out in the round of 16 to Tunisia while also failing to pick a 2022 FIFA World Cup with Ghana qualifying for the global football showpiece thanks to the away goal rule with their 1-1 draw in Abuja in March handing them the coveted World Cup ticket.
Peseiro’s first assignment with the Eagles will be the international friendly against Mexico and Ecuador in the United States in an international friendly.
Speaking on his appointment, Peseiro says he is delighted to be managing one of the biggest brands in world football also declaring that he’ll work hard till he sees the team become African champions again.
“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,” the former FC Porto manager tweeted.
“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!”