With the expiration of Jose Peseiro’s contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and 14 days leading to Super Eagles match against Sao Tome and Principe, the Eagles do not have a coach.
Nigeria battle São Tomé and Príncipe in their final match of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers on the 10th of September at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo,
It would be recalled that the Super Eagles have already booked their place in the Ivory Coast after picking 12 points from five games. Still, Guinea-Bissau are just two points behind, and they could topple Nigeria if the three-time African champions lose to São Tomé and Príncipe.
Although Nigeria boasts of a lot of quality players, especially in the final third, the big problem currently is the absence of a coach.
Meanwhile, Jose Peseiro, who has been Super Eagles’ head coach for a period of over a year, is out of contract, and the Nigeria Football Federation is yet to agree on an extension. Because of this, there is uncertainty going into the fixture, as the NFF is yet to reveal who will lead the team to play São Tomé.
Besides Jose Peseiro, the other two preferences that the NFF has are Augustine Eguavoen and Salisu Yusuf.
However, with just two weeks, the NFF has to decide quickly, so the game can go smoothly. It would be unpleasant if Nigeria dropped points against a São Tomé side, 147 places behind on FIFA’s rankings.