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NFF Has No Money To Pay Off Peseiro


November 21, 2023

After two poor performances in the World Cup qualifiers, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would happily fire its coach José Peseiro if it had the money to pay compensation.

NFF member Nse Essien, who is part of the NFF executive committee, told this to newsmen to express the disappointment of the federation over the male national team’s recent outings.

Recall Poseiro in September, had his job extended after a renegotiated pay of $50,000 contract from $70,000 was reached.

Nigeria’s qualification for the 2026 World Cup is already seriously compromised after the Super Eagles ‘ two draws against lowly Lesotho and Zimbabwe in their first two qualifying matches.

Portuguese coach Peseiro is singled out for the poor start to qualifying while Nigeria, which had failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, will host South Africa in Uyo in June 2024 in the south of the country, before a delicate trip to Benin.