AFCON: Amoo Or Moffi To Replace Osimhen As New Coach Set To Arrive Abuja

Super Eagles new coach arriving Abuja January 2nd

It’s been confirmed that Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen will miss the 2021 AFCON in Cameroun following his request to be excused from the biennial championship on the grounds of health reasons

“Osimhen is out of AFCON. The coach has released him as a result of his club Napoli’s request and he (Osimhen) plea to opt-out due to his health condition. We shall miss him, but his health is more important,” a Super Eagles source revealed.

Feelers also revealed that either Akinkunmi Amoo of Hammarby in the Swedish league or FC Lorient of France forward, Terem Moffi, is expected to replace Osimhen in the 28-man list.

Meanwhile, the newly appointed Head Coach of Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, is expected in Nigeria on January 2, to finalise his contract and possibly be unveiled to Nigerians, reports.

An informed source at the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) revealed that the Portuguese will first meet with the NFF big wigs to finalise his appointment and sign the contract papers.

“Peseiro will after signing his contract, be introduced to the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, and then meet with the Super Eagles players in camp for the AFCON,” the source said.

“The plan is for the former coach of Venezuela to formally meet the players in Abuja and then go to AFCON as an observer. He will take over from the interim coach Augustine Eguavoen after the AFCON.

Peseiro’s first assignment will be to qualify the Super Eagles for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” our source divulged.


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