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Peseiro Will Receive Six Months’ Pay Soon – NFF

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro will soon be paid his salaries according to the Nigeria Football Federation.

Peseiro took charge of the Super Eagles in May.

The 62-year-old has however not received a single pay check from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The Portuguese quit his post as Venezuela coach in 2021 after a year with no pay and there are fears he could be forced to do same thing again.

The NFF are now working round the clock to avoid the same scenario.

“We’ve heard from Mr Peseiro’s representatives that he only received his allowances and bonuses, which is very disturbing,” a prominent NFF official told BBC Sport Africa.

“His salary is being paid by the Sports Ministry but we’ve quickly made an alternative arrangement, in conjunction with the Ministry, to sort the salary payments this week.”

Nigeria’s sports ministry, which took on the responsibility to pay Peseiro, has blamed the delay on processes for receiving funds from the federal government. A special adviser to sports minister Sunday Dare says the coach will be paid “very soon”.

The issue of Peseiro’s payment will be resolved soon with the understanding of the federation and the coach,” Toyin Ibitoye told the BBC.