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Peseiro One Of The Highest Paid In Africa – NFF Says As Super Eagles Remain Without A Coach

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A top member of the Nigeria Football Federation has revealed that coach Jose Peseiro, the out of contract Super Eagles coach is one of the highest paid coaches on the contract. The anonymous member of the football body told Completesports.com in a very recent interview.

Jose Peseiro whose contract as Super Eagles coach expired in June is on a $70,000 salary but the wages of the 63-year-old is fast-becoming a burden according to the federation. The source also revealed that the federation compared what the Portuguese-born coach earns to other coaches on the continent and discovered only a few earn more than him.

“The fat salary of the coach who was hired as a replacement for Austin Eguavoen who was relieved of the job following the inability of the Super Eagles to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, is a heavy burden on the Federation and we are concerned over his performance since he took over,” the NFF source told Completesports.com.

“The NFF made enquires about what other federations pay their respective national team coaches and it was discovered that only a couple of national team coaches in Africa earn more salaries than our own Peseiro. How the Portuguese coach was contracted with too many privileges is disturbing and we may have to revisit the contract.

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“We may have to sit down with Peseiro and talk over the salary issues after our last AFCON qualifying match against Sao Tome and Principe in September. We may also look at other options ahead of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers in November.”

The reign of the Portuguese as Super Eagles has divided opinions owing to his record (6 losses and 4 wins) and progress of the team since he took over form the current technical director of the federation, Austin Eguavoen who failed to qualify the team for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Jose Peseiro qualified the Super Eagles for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire after a 3-2 victory over Sierra Leone in June. The team qualified for the tournament with a game to spare.

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