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  • Updated: November 20, 2023

NFF gives reason why Peseiro can't be sacked

NFF gives reason why Peseiro can't be sacked

Jose Peseiro

NFF Chief Nse Essien has stated why they cannot sack Jose Peseiro despite his underwhelming performance with the Super Eagles.

Peseiro has handled 13 games for the Super Eagles since coming on board winning only 6 of them and from all indications the team is not showing any sign of improvement whatsoever.

But Nse Essien, a member of the Nigeria Football Federation said that their hands are tied because they weren't even the one that appointed him.

Peseiro was appointed by the Sports Ministry and receives about $70,000 per month. If we sack him who would pay him off.

In a statement below Essien reveals critically what the situation would be like to sack Super Eagles handler Jose Peseiro

“It is unfortunate that instead of six points from two games, we have just two,” Essien told OJB Sports.

“We have put ourselves in a very difficult situation. But when you say the NFF should sack the coach, we didn’t employ him.


When you come to look at it, it was the sports ministry that employed him. They should have paid his salary, but up till now, they have not paid a dime.


“If you sack the coaches now, who pays the compensation? Not a dime has been paid to this coach, who earns around $70,000 every month. If you sack him, you leave us with the responsibilities, and Nigerians will also crucify us.


“We have to respect his contract, but if we had the money to give him, why wouldn’t we relieve him because we are not happy.”

With the above statement it is unlikely Peseiro would be sacked barring any unforeseen circumstances.

This would see the Portuguese gaffer expected to lead Super Eagles to next year's AFCON Showpiece where they would face Host Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea in the group stages.


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