The Nigeria football federation (NFF) is set to hire a foreign coach for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to prosecute the AFCON qualifiers starting in June.
Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro has been contacted and has reached an agreement with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for a monthly salary of $50,000 (about N20.950, 000) to coach the Super Eagles.
The Portuguese is likely to be unveiled anytime from now .
Insinuations are rife that Paseiro had already signed a four-year deal subject to extension should he do well with the team.
Findings show that of all the coaches that applied for the Super Eagles job, Peseiro’s salary demand was the cheapest.
A source privy to the negotiations with the shortlisted coaches disclosed that NFF President, Amaju Pinnick made a strong case for the Portuguese to be employed even when the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare raised an objection.
According to the source, the Minister, though accepted the choice of Peseiro, but was not comfortable with the preference of two foreign assistants by the coach.
The Minister, the source said, wanted at least two Nigerians as the immediate assistants to Peseiro but the NFF assured him that two home-based coaches had already been penciled down to work with the new technical team.
Recall that Paseiro was initially billed to take over from Eguavoen after AFCON but NFF told coach Eguavoen to continue.
Paseiro is reconsidered after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for Qatar 2022 losing the ticket to Ghana.