Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, is currently at the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup to monitor teams, particularly African sides, in a bid to analyze their style of play.
The 62-year-old, who was appointed in May as Eagles coach after the team failed to qualify for the Mundial, signed a one-year performance-based contract with the Nigerian Football Federation on a reported monthly salary worth $70,000.
The Portuguese coach is at the tournament on his own bill, but the federation facilitated his trip, according to Peseiro's press office.
The statement added that the NFF also got tickets for the semi-finals, third and fourth place, and the final matches for Peseiro to attend, it was also gathered.
“Mister Peseiro is in Qatar, to work,” the media statement reads.
“He decided this by his own initiative and through his own means to attend all the games of the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and final of the World Cup.
“The goal is to see, analyze, observe, identify the best practices of the various teams in the competition, to draw conclusions about what the teams do in the game, whether in the different ways of working, of training, (and) also with special attention to the African teams of course.
“He has been in Qatar since December 2 and will stay until the day after the final.
“Although the decision to go to work during the World Cup, the travel, accommodation, and most of the tickets, were taken care of by Mister Peseiro, the tickets for the semi-finals, third and fourth place, and the final was made possible by the NFF.
“Peseiro’s trip to the World Cup was coordinated with the support of the NFF.”
The Eagles have suffered four defeats since Peseiro took charge of them in May, including defeats against Mexico, Ecuador, Algeria, and Portugal. However, he recorded two wins over Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe in their first two African Cup of Nations qualifying games.
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