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Peseiro To Know Fate On Eagles Job After AFCON- Sports Minister

Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh, has indicated that the fate of Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro will only be decided after the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

As per the minister’s statement, Peseiro is set to lead the team in the upcoming tournament in Ivory Coast, despite certain calls for his removal due to a rough beginning to the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Enoh acknowledged that the Ministry of Sports Development plays a role in determining Peseiro’s position as they handle his salary payments and recently negotiated a new contract with him. Additionally, it’s been confirmed by the Minister that Peseiro agreed to a reduced salary to continue as the Super Eagles coach.

S p e a k i n g t o C h a n n e l s Television Sports, John Enoh stated: “I’ll tell you what I met and what I have also done so far. I was given a brief when I became Minister of Sports Development about the fact that the employment of the present Super Eagles coach, the signing of the contract that took place in my predecessor’s office as Minister of Youth and Sports.

“That means that the Ministry played a role in that employment. I also met a situation in which the president of the NFF and his team including the Secretary-General had come to see me and talked about the fact that my predecessor had assured that the payment of the Super Eagles coach was going to be the responsibility of Government, and after about 12 months into the contract of the present coach that there were outstanding salaries that had not been paid.”

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