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Peseiro’s contract ends; bids Super Eagles farewell 



Nigerian national team coach Jose Peseiro’s contract as coach of the Super Eagles officially expired on Thursday.

On Friday, Peseiro said he was fulfilled coaching Nigeria after he guided the Eagles to a second-place finish at the 2023 African Cup of Nations(AFCON).

“Yesterday, we concluded our contract with the NFF. It was a pride and honor to coach the Super Eagles. It has been 22 months of immense dedication, sacrifice, emotion, and enormous enthusiasm. We feel a sense of fulfillment,” he wrote on the social media platform, X.

“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.

Despite qualifying the team for Ivory Coast, the Portuguese’ future has remained in doubt after starting the 2026 World Cup qualifiers with draws against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

The 63-year-old however penned a six-month contract till the end of AFCON with a key clause of reaching the showpiece semi-finals. He surpassed the target losing 2-1 to hosts Ivory Coast in the final.

Talks of a new contract by the Nigeria Football Federation were said to be in the works though Peseiro admitted he had interests from seven national teams.

Since his appointment, Peseiro took charge of 24 games, winning 12, losing eight, and recording four draws.

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