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With crucial AFCON and World Cup qualifiers getting near, Super Eagles remain without a coach



Jose Peseiro- To be or not to be?


It is 26 days to Nigeria’s Super Eagles’ final qualifying match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, the team has been without a coach.

After the 10 September match, the Super Eagles will on any date from 13-21 November also observe the first of the 10-match days in the  2026 World Cup qualifying series.

No statement has been made on the technical crew of the team since the tenure of Portuguese coach, Jose Pereiro ended on 30 June.

It is not clear if the contract will be renewed. If not, there have been no information on a possible replacement.


Nigeria may have already qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, but the last qualifying fixture could serve as preparatory to a more challenging World Cup qualifier coming up in November as well as giving the team a better position in the monthly FIFA ranking which will also shape the teams that will be seeded in the final draw of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The last statement credited to the NFF leadership regarding the coach of the Super Eagles was that public opinion was to decide the fate of Peseiro.

The modality of aggregating the public opinion has yet to be put in place.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.