Udeze Tasks NFF To Move On From Jose Peseiro


Former Super Eagles left-back, Ifeanyi Udeze, has argued against the NFF extending the contract of Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro.

Peseiro’s current deal expires in June, and the parties aren’t officially negotiating an extension, sparking rumors that the 63 year-old could leave.


The Super Eagles have only won three of their last eight games, and the team scored 15 goals while giving up as many as 11 under the watch of the Portuguese.

Under the tenure of Peseiro, the Eagles saw their worst streak of losses in 42 years.

This includes a surprise 1-0 defeat to the minnows Guinea-Bissau – ranked 118th – in the 2023 AFCON qualifier in Abuja last March.

Overall, the scorecard of Jose Peseiro with the Super Eagles does not in any way look good, and so, on the basis of this, Ifeanyi Udeze has suggested that a replacement should be appointed rather than extend his contract.

“I think the NFF should go for a new coach instead of renewing Peseiro’s contract,” the former Super Eagles LB stated.

“When you come to coach a team like the Eagles and from the first day you are giving us the impression that you will win the Nations Cup and also qualify us for the World Cup but things aren’t looking that good, it seems somehow to me.

“I don’t even think NFF has the money to renew Peseiro’s contract or employ any other foreign coach, and that is a big issue.

“I also don’t think the money is there to do all that for now, but we will see how it goes and the ball is in their court. But let’s just sit and watch for now to see what they are going to do, but renewing Peseiro’s contract should be out of it.*


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