Peter Ijeh appointed coach of Swedish Division 2 club Vargarda IK

Peter Ijeh appointed coach of Swedish Division 2 club Vargarda IK

- Peter Ijeh is now the new handler of Swedish Division two club Vargarda IK

- The Nigerian coach has been unveiled by the club in a well attended ceremony

- Ijeh played five games for the Super Eagles of Nigeria before he retired from football

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Former Nigerian footballer Peter Ijeh who played five games for the Super Eagles has been appointed as the coach of Swedish second Division club Vargarda IK.

Since he retired from football, Peter Ijeh has been in Sweden and has worked as scouts for some clubs before he got his new appointment.

The 43-year-old took to social media to confirm the latest development about his coaching career, but he did not reveal the details of the contract he signed with the club.

He has however been given the mandate to help the second division club to gain promotion to the upper League at the end of the season.

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Peter Ijeh started his football career at defunct Nitel United of Lagos in 1999 before moving to Julius Berger a year later where he played few games before he left the club.

And from Julius Berger, Peter Ijeh moved to Malmo in 2001 and played 60 games for the club scoring 38 goals before he departed.

Ijeh also played for Viking with 78 appearances scoring 39 goals.

Ijeh studied at Gothenburg University and the Swedish Football Federation (SvFF) and acquired a UEFA advanced licensed certificate.

Former Nigerian star Peter Ijeh in action
Peter Ijeh appointed coach of Swedish Division 2 club Vargarda IK. Photo by Lars Ronbog
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Earlier, had reported how Gernot Rohr who is the Super Eagles coach claimed that Sierra Leone will be difficult for his wards in their coming 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifying game in Benin, Edo state.

Nigeria who are three-time African champions will be hosting the Leone Stars in their third match of the qualifiers having won their first two games.

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Super Eagles are also topping their group with six points and beating Sierra Leone will brighten their chances of qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Nigerian players invited for the match against Sierra Leone have already arrived Benin and they have started training on Tuesday night, November 10.

Gernot Rohr has been the coach of the Super Eagles since 2016 and the German led Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and also the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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