Jose Peseiro has underlined his ambition with the Super Eagles, promising to make the team great again, reports Completesports.com.
The Portuguese was recently confirmed the new head coach of the three-time African champions.
Peseiro was picked by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) ahead of three other coaches; Ernesto Valverde, Philip Cocu and Laurent Blanc.
The 60-year-old is expected to take charge of the Super Eagles for the first time when they take on the El Tri of Mexico in an international friendly at the AT &T Stadium, Arlington, Texas on Saturday.
The Super Eagles are also scheduled to take on Ecuador in another friendly at the Red Bull Arena, Harrison on June 2.
Peseiro’s first major assignment will be to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.
The former Venezuela coach stated that he is not only ready for the task ahead but is confident the Super Eagles can win the next AFCON.
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”Pride! It is with great pride and joy that I am the coach of one of the greatest football nations in the world.Commanding the Super Eagles starts with knowing how to respect history, value it and be inspired by its roots,”Peseiro wrote on his Twitter handle.
“Over 200 million Nigerians, from all states and ethnicities, want the same thing: success.
“We will work with great ambition, so that in the end we can finally call Nigeria the “four-time African champions@ng_supereagles 🇳🇬.”
Peseiro will take charge of his first competitive game when the Super Eagles host the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in a 2023 AFCON qualifier at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja on Thursday, June 9.
The West Africans will take on the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau in a matchday two fixture on Monday, June 13.
This is the second time Peseiro will be managing in Africa after his stint with Egyptian giants Al Ahly in the 2015/26 season.
He last managed the Venezuelan national team.
By Adeboye Amosu
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