After two poor performances in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) would happily fire its coach José Peseiro if it had the money to pay compensation, according to NFF member Nse Essien. “ If we had the money (to pay compensation), we would be ready to remove him from his position, we are not happy “, Essien, who is part of the NFF executive committee, told the media. Nigeria’s qualification for the 2026 World Cup is already seriously compromised after the Super Eagles’ two draws against lowly Lesotho and Zimbabwe in their first two qualifying matches. “ Everyone is calling for the head coach to be fired. Out of six possible points, we only have two. It’s regrettable and we are in a very precarious situation “, continued Essien. Portuguese coach Peseiro is singled out for the poor start to qualifying while Nigeria, which had failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, will host South Africa in Uyo in June 2024 in the south of the country, before a delicate trip to Benin. The first country in each group qualifies directly for the World Cup.
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