A member of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Executive Council, Nse Essien, has explained why it would not be simple to sack Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro.
Following the disappointing 1-1 draw with Zimbabwe, there have been calls for the sack of Peseiro, but according to Mr. Essien, relieving the Portuguese will not be easy since he is still under contract.
The NFF executive council member also made the reminder that Peseiro had not been paid his salary and thus, there is no other choice than to respect his contract.
“If you check the internet almost everyone is asking for the sack of the head coach,“ Essien said in a video posted on X.
“It’s unfortunate that out of six points we have just two and we find ourselves in very precarious situation.
“When people say NFF should sack the head coach, we didn’t employ him, if you look at it the Sports Ministry employed him and we suppose to have paid their salaries but up till now they’ve not paid a dime.
“If you sack the coach now who pays for compensation? So that’s where we find ourselves. Not a dime has been paid to this coach who is earning about $70,000 every month.
“We have to respect his contract but if we have the money to give to him we are going to relieve him definitely, we are not happy,“ he said.
The Super Eagles will continue their World Cup qualifiers in June 2024 with a game at home against South Africa on matchday three.
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