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Peseiro Officially Resigns As Super Eagles Coach

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Barely 48 hours after reports went viral that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has offered Portuguese Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro a fresh contract, the former Venezuela coach, has officially resigned his position. The resignation is coming even as contract expired with the resignation only a confirmation that he no longer desires to continue with the job.

Peseiro who led the Super Eagles to second best finish at the just concluded 34th AFCON in Cote d Ivoire announced his decision via his official X today. Peseiro who has always operated with a team of his own personal assistants declared decision on his behalf and that of his assistants.

“Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the NFF.

“It was a pride and honour to coach the Super Eagles. It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm. We feel a sense of fulfillment.

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“We would like to express our gratitude to Sir Amaju Pinnick (the president who signed us), President Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi, Secretary Dayo Enebi, the NFF, all the Staff, and especially all the PLAYERS, with whom leading has been a great pleasure.

“Guys, we are thankful; it has been a privilege to be part of this family. We will miss you, but we will always be there for you, no matter where you are. A big hug to all of you,” Peseiro announced on his X handle.

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Just before the start of the last AFCON some had called for the sacking of the Portuguese coach especially after the Eagles were beaten 2-0 in a friendly in Dubai ahead of the tournament forcing some to say the team was not in a good shape for a tournament.

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But Peseiro a very close ally of the Special One Jose Mourinho kept his cool prefering to execute the job at hand without distractions.

He saw the Eagles finish second best behind host Cote d Ivoire a major boost for his CV some have said.

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