NFF names Finidi George as Peseiro’s replacement

The Nigeria Football Federation has announced Finidi George as Super Eagles interim coach following the departure Jean Peseiro on March 1.

German tactician Peseiro guided the Super Eagles to a second-place finish at the recently-concluded Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. After the tournament, he decided to leave the team, as his contract with the NFF expired.

The Nigeria Football governing body has been searching for a replacement for the Portuguese and Finidi has been handed the job temporarily.

The former winger was part of the Nigeria national team that won the gold medal at the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations. He starred for Real Mallorca, Ajax among other notable clubs before his retirement.

Finidi is currently the coach of Nigeria Professional Football League side Enyimba and guided the team to win the 2023 league title.

Former international Mutiu Adepoju has reacted to the announcement of Finidi as the new tactician of the national team, wishing him well in his new role.

Mutiu said: “Finidi George has been appointed as the interim Head Coach of the Super Eagles. My congratulations to you, my brother.Wishing you full success.”

Fulham coach Boa Morte to manage Guinea-Bissau

Fulham assistant manager Boa Morte will depart the Premier League side to manage Guinea-Bissau at the end of the 2023/24 season.

Morte was instrumental to the Cottagers’ promotion to the Premier League and played a significant role in ensuring their stability in the topflight.

The club has appreciated him for his contribution during his time with the side and wished him good luck in his future endeavours.

A statement from the club read: “The Club can confirm that Luis Boa Morte will leave Fulham at the end of the season to take up a position as Head Coach of Guinea-Bissau.

“Everyone at Fulham would like to thank Boa for his efforts since his return to the Club, and wishes him the best of luck in this next chapter when he departs following our season finale away to Luton Town.”

Guinea-Bissau qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. However, the team failed to progress past the group stage of the competition.

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