I’m not involved in Super Eagles coaches’ negotiation – Sports Minister

John Enoh, minister of sports development, says there is no ongoing negotiation to return Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles head coach.

On Thursday, there were reports that the minister had contacted Peseiro and was negotiating a potential return of the Portuguese as Nigeria’s men’s national team coach.

Reacting to the claim , Enoh described the report as false, adding that it was fabricated for ostensibly no other purpose than to create sensationalism.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Diana-Mary Nsan the Sports Minister said he does not interfere or influence critical decisions of the federations, particularly in this case, the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF.

The statement further maintained that the Minister operates with utmost decorum and ensures that the federations meet the required expectations and standards in the discharge of their duties.

The Minister affirmed the Ministry’s commitment to ensuring that the sports sector in Nigeria achieves monumental success under the Renewed Hope Agenda of the present administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The statement further urged Sports loving Nigerians and critical stakeholders including the media, to continue supporting the Federal Ministry of Sports Development and disregard false news.

The statement read: “We have been made aware of some news circulating in certain media channels about the Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh, supposedly in advanced talks with José Peseiro for a potential return as Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria. We want to clarify that this news is entirely false and has been fabricated to create sensation.

“The Sports Minister, Senator John Owan Enoh, does not interfere or influence critical decisions of the federations, particularly in this case, the NFF. He operates with utmost decorum and ensures that the federations meet the required expectations and standards in the discharge of their duties.

“The Honourable Minister of Sports is committed to ensuring that the sports sector in Nigeria achieves monumental success under the Renewed Hope Agenda. Therefore, we urge Nigerians who love sports , critical stakeholders, including the media, to continue supporting the Federal Ministry of Sports Development and disregard this false news.

“All updates from the Ministry of Sports Development and the Federations will be communicated through authorized and appropriate channels.”