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Finally, NFF opens up on relationship with Peseiro, admits owing Portuguese tactician


The Nigeria Soccer Federation (NFF) on Friday admitted that the Tremendous Eagles head coach Jose Santos Peseiro is being owed salaries, however that efforts are on to pay him.

A press release by the Federation’s communications division, made accessible to Blueprint, claimed that there isn’t a friction between NFF and the Tremendous Eagles handler.

The NFF additionally stated there was no plan to place collectively interim technical crew for the nation’s senior nationwide males group.

A part of the assertion reads, “The Normal Secretary of Nigeria Soccer Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi has decried the speculations, innuendoes and outright falsehoods over the connection between NFF and Head Coach of the Tremendous Eagles, Mr. José Santos Peseiro.

“There was appreciable media frenzy over the previous few days concerning Mr. Peseiro and the NFF, with a piece of the media speculating that the soccer –governing physique had gone forward to empanel an interim teaching crew to do the job of Mr. Peseiro within the occasion of a breakdown in relationship.

“Most of those speculations and innuendoes are merely ridiculous, as a result of we have now no downside by any means with Mr. Peseiro. He’s doing his job as Head Coach of the Tremendous Eagles and, opposite to a number of the extra fictitious claims, he has not reported the NFF to FIFA almost about his wages.

“I need to attraction to the media to make efforts to get their info proper earlier than going to press. There is no such thing as a want to invest and interact in half-truths and outright falsehood in these issues. A few of these speculations and innuendoes create disharmony and disenchantment in key quarters. The NFF and the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement are engaged on Mr. Peseiro’s wages and these can be settled shortly.

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“Sanusi acknowledged that Peseiro has been doing his work with out entertaining any distractions, and has even compiled his listing of gamers for the upcoming worldwide pleasant recreation with Portugal in Lisbon on seventeenth November.

“We now have a pleasant match towards Portugal developing in Lisbon on Thursday, seventeenth November. Mr. Peseiro has compiled a provisional listing and is just ready for this weekend’s matches to submit his listing of 23 gamers.

“We now have a cordial relationship with the Head Coach. He’s doing his job and centered on his aims. The media ought to desist from stories and speculations which might be aimed toward inflicting discontentment and disenchantment among the many Ministry of Sports activities, NFF and Mr. Peseiro, as all events are working in concord.”