Sports minister reveals when Super Eagles will get new coach

The Minister of Sports, Senator John Enoh, has revealed when the Super Eagles of Nigeria will have a new coach.

According to Enoh, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will have a new coach in the next two weeks.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not yet announced a permanent replacement for Jose Peseiro since his exit as the Super Eagles head coach after the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in February.

However, the NFF announced that applications were open for the job of national head coach to replace Jose Peseiro ahead of World Cup qualifiers with prominent coaches submitting applications already.

Speaking on the development on Channels Televisions Sports on Thursday, Enoh stated that Super Eagles could not afford to miss out on the 2026 World Cup taking place in the USA, Mexico, and Canada after not qualifying for the 2022 edition in Qatar, adding that he’s been in touch with the NFF.

According to him: “Unfortunately, the senior national team doesn’t have a coach. We played two friendlies and had just Finidi George oversee those two matches.

“The first responsibility of getting a coach lies with the NFF, and I have been in touch with the NFF because I think Nigerians didn’t expect that after AFCON and after the contract with coach Peseiro came to an end and wasn’t renewed, that it will take as long and not have a coach yet.

“But NFF is conscious and mindful that our next qualifiers are in June, what I can assure is that in the next one or two weeks at the most, the senior national team will have a new coach.”

“I think we have not had a tremendous start. It’s a shaky one, and therefore, there is a milage to cover given that we didn’t go for the last World Cup. We cannot afford not to go for the next, and therefore everything needs to be done.

“Coming after AFCON and coming after we have had a tremendous show somewhat, I think everybody expects that we should be able to consolidate on that and take it from there,” Enoh stated.