This was made known in a statement by the Communications Department of the NFF on Wednesday.
“The Executive Committee approved the Financial Statement of the Federation for the year 2021, as well as the proposed Budget of the sum of N13,089,022,180.00 for the year 2022,” the NFF said in a statement titled ‘Communique of the meeting of the NFF Executive Community held via video conference on Wednesday December 29.’
The Executive Committee, who also approved the financial statement of the federation for 2021, endorsed the proposal for the appointment of Portuguese Jose Peseiro as the new coach of the Super Eagles, following the termination of the relationship with erstwhile coach Gernot Rohr.
Rohr was in charge of the three-time African champions for 64 months and remains Nigeria’s longest-serving coach.
“After careful consideration of a memo presented by Chairman of the Technical and Development Sub-Committee, the Executive Committee endorsed a proposal for the appointment of Jose Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, following the end to the relationship with Gernot Rohr.
The Executive Committee also allayed fears over who would be in charge of the Eagles at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, stating that interim coach Austin Eguavoen would lead the team, with Peseiro playing an observatory role with the team.
“The committee resolved that Augustine Eguavoen, named the interim Head Coach, will lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon with Peseiro only playing the role of observer.
“It was unanimously agreed that the AFCON is a good avenue for Peseiro to launch a working relationship with Eguavoen, who will revert to his role as Technical Director (hence Peseiro’s immediate boss) after the AFCON.”
The NFF also mandated the Technical Committee to organise a friendly match for the Super Eagles when the team arrives in Garoua for the tournament.
Nigeria battle Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau in Group D.
They kick off their campaign against the Pharaohs on January 11 at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua before taking on Sudan four days later.
Their final group game is against Guinea-Bissau on January 19 in Garoua.