AFCON Final: Algeria Eyes Super Eagles Coach Peseiro As NFF Keeps Mum on Contract Extension

AFCON Final: Algeria Eyes Super Eagles Coach Peseiro As NFF Keeps Mum on Contract Extension

  • While the NFF is yet to decide the fate of coach Jose Peseiro, the Algeria Football Federation is looking to engage him
  • This came as talks concerning his contract extension in the NFF dragged further after he was unable to win the 2023 AFCON trophy for Nigeria
  • The Portuguese tactician led Nigeria to the AFCON final, where the Super Eagles lost to the Elephant of Cote Divoire, the host nation. journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Algeria Football Federation has shown interest in hiring Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro, who led Nigeria to the finals of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Algeria, Super Eagles Coach Peseiro, NFF, AFCON 2023
Jose Peseiro was honoured and commended by President Tinubu after leading Nigeria to the top 2 in the AFCON tournament. Photo credit: @JosePeseiro
Source: Twitter

Vanguard reported that this came after Djamel Belmadi was fired following a dismal performance at the just-concluded AFCON tournament.

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Belmadi was fired after the nation failed to advance beyond the Group stages and Peseiro led Nigeria to the final of the 34th AFCON, where they lost 2–1 against the host team, Ivory Coast.

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Jose Peseiro’s contract with Nigeria will end at the end of the month. The 63-year-old has two weeks to the end of his tenure as Super Eagles coach and could be leaving as a free agent if he does not agree fresh terms with the Nigeria Football Federation, reported.

“Indeed the one who took Nigeria to the CAN 2023 final would be in direct contact with the president of the Algerian football federation who would have been seduced by his profile and his speech without forgetting the financial aspect.”

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Earlier, reported that coach Randy Waldrum and defender Ashleigh Plumptre are reportedly poised for a return to the Super Falcons ahead of the 2024 Olympics qualifiers, Cameroon vs. Nigeria, a feat that was confirmed with the announcement of the 21-player list ahead of the two-legged fixture.

The return of Ashleigh Plumptre was confirmed with the 21-player announcement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), but the return of Randy Waldrum, who led the team to an impressive World Cup 2023 campaign, still remains in doubt.

But on Thursday, February 15, Samuel Ahmadu, spokesman at the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL), confirmed the development in a post shared on his X account.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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