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5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by robosky02(m): 9:13pm On Dec 30, 2021
The new Super Eagles manager has, over a three-decade-long career, managed a number of Nigerian players.

On Wednesday evening, there came word from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) of the appointment of Portuguese manager Jose Peseiro to the post of Nigeria manager. While he will spend the first six weeks of his tenure familiarizing himself with the squad, this will not be his first turn working with Nigerian players.

Here are five Nigerians with whom Peseiro has crossed paths over the course of his coaching career.

1. Pascal Kondaponi (CD Nacional, 2002/2003)
This little-known Nigerian enjoyed a peripatetic career spanning over 10 clubs and taking in Portugal, China, Mexico and Israel. In the midst of all that movement, Pascal briefly played under Peseiro while the Coruche-born manager was in charge at CD Nacional in the early 2000s.

2. Joseph Enakarhire (Sporting Lisbon, 2004/2005)
Peseiro’s stint in charge of Sporting Lisbon was arguably the highlight of his coaching career. The Lions progressed all the way to the final of the UEFA Cup, and were in the running for the league title until the penultimate match of the season.

Defender Enakarhire, who joined at the start of that term from Belgian club Standard Liege, was a stalwart at the back, starting 19 of 34 league matches and all but three matches of Sporting’s European run.

Enarkahire's departure to Dinamo Moscow coincided with the poor start to the 2005/06 league season that led to Peseiro’s resignation. The pair would be reunited in 2007 when Panathinaikos, who had appointed the Portuguese manager, took the Nigeria international on loan from Dinamo.

3. Elderson Echiejile (Braga, 2012/2013)
Former Nigerian left-back and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner Echiejile was arguably at the very peak of his abilities when he crossed paths with Peseiro at Braga. Appointed at the start of the 2012/13 season to replace Leonardo Jardim, the former Saudi Arabia boss enjoyed a relatively successful lone season in charge of the club, leading them to a league cup title – their first trophy of any kind for close to half a century.

Along the way, he handed Echiejile 22 starts in all competitions that campaign, 17 of those coming in the league and three coming in the Champions League.

4. Chidozie Awaziem (Porto, 2015/16)
Peseiro’s reign in charge of Porto lasted only half a season, and has come to be viewed overwhelmingly negatively. However, from a Nigerian perspective, he fulfilled an important function in his time in the Estadio do Dragao dugout: handing a senior top-flight debut to a young Awaziem.

In one of his first acts as coach, Peseiro gave Awaziem his first-team debut in the league cup, and a fortnight later, the talented Nigerian made his league bow in a high-pressure O Classico victory over Benfica on account of injuries to regulars Maicon and Ivan Marcano. He would go on to make nine more starts in that campaign, earning his first international call-up in April of the same year and making his maiden appearance a year later.

5. Chidi Osuchukwu (Braga, 2016/2017)

Former Nigeria youth international and Dolphins midfielder Osuchukwu joined Braga in 2013 on the back of his performances at that year’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Despite spending four years on the books, he never quite made an impression in Portugal though, and departed for Belarus in 2017.

His sole first-team appearance for the Archbishops however came under Peseiro’s direction. Osuchukwu came off the bench in a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo during Braga’s Cup triumph over Oliveirense, playing the final two minutes of action.

https://www.pulse.ng/sports/football/super-eagles/5-nigerians-who-have-played-under-new-super-eagles-coach-jose-peseiro/wjss79j

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Olarewaju89: 9:31pm On Dec 30, 2021
undecided

And so... Will that one make him to win national cup or world cup

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Buharidgeneral: 9:35pm On Dec 30, 2021
Which kin picture is this

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Abfinest007(m): 9:40pm On Dec 30, 2021
What are these guys thinking cuz their John Thomas is saying something

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Rtk5(m): 9:42pm On Dec 30, 2021
Learn to respect manhood

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by emmanuelbrown26: 9:43pm On Dec 30, 2021
Who uploaded the last pic must be an Ashawo photographer, just negodu how their John Thomas dey rise inside football pitch
Back to d topic, I hate to sound this way but I must sound it abeg, out of the 5 names listed, ndi dotland.com represented very well
Up ndi dot

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by abobote: 9:43pm On Dec 30, 2021
So Mourinho recommended his brother for them. Hope he won't play that Mourinho's outdated defensive pattern

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by DropsMic(m): 9:44pm On Dec 30, 2021
Okay
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by BestMan001: 9:44pm On Dec 30, 2021
Goodluck. BOYS
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by VOsimhen144(m): 9:44pm On Dec 30, 2021
We're the Cucumber United FC

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by clems88(m): 9:44pm On Dec 30, 2021
Even their John tomos is at attention for the national anthem grin

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by basty: 9:44pm On Dec 30, 2021
Best of luck to him
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by mrkings84(m): 9:44pm On Dec 30, 2021
All I know is that there's no coach that won't do more than G Rohn....
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Eleos30: 9:44pm On Dec 30, 2021
We await what he has to offer

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by whippersnapper(m): 9:45pm On Dec 30, 2021
abi this coach na Jose mourinho brother with
this hype

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Dsfkin: 9:45pm On Dec 30, 2021
lipsrsealed
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by GodIsBiafran: 9:47pm On Dec 30, 2021
grin Nigerian footballers no get level again o! I only know Awaziem on that list. Chai!grin

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Elock1: 9:47pm On Dec 30, 2021
angry
Don't know why I don't trust this guy at all

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Nobody: 9:47pm On Dec 30, 2021
Ok
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Stevenson20: 9:47pm On Dec 30, 2021
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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by humberjade: 9:49pm On Dec 30, 2021
God butu why cry cry

I wonder how much this guy will be parting with every month...it is either he's using a very strong Portuguese juju, or Amaju and his people will be taking half his salary monthly cheesy

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by DarkJeddi(m): 9:50pm On Dec 30, 2021
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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Johnson5258: 9:50pm On Dec 30, 2021
Omo Igbo coach grin grin grin grin
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Stevenson20: 9:50pm On Dec 30, 2021
Their gbolas no get joy at all grin grin
VOsimhen144:
We're the Cucumber United FC

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Godbless3(m): 9:51pm On Dec 30, 2021
Another Rhor on the job.... This man profile too poor to handle super-chicken.

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by Afamsi: 9:54pm On Dec 30, 2021
That thing na to protect their preek
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Played Under Peseiro by GENES11S: 9:54pm On Dec 30, 2021
All the best to them. Make we sha reach knockout stage for world cup.


FTC pics: U see why we lose football matches. Match never start their J-T don rise. Their mind no dey that game at all.

Distractions everywhere!

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