Senator John Enoh, the Minister of Sports has summoned Jose Peseiro over the poor performance of the Super Eagles in the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign.
Super Eagles shockingly forced Lesotho to 1-1 draw in the match day one of the world cup qualifying game in Uyo and repeated the same result against Zimbabwe at away, these results have caused some apprehension among millions of football loving Nigerians.
It is in this light that Enoh revealed during his ‘100 days in office’ media parley on Wednesday in Abuja, that he had a meeting with the leadership of the NFF on the matter relating to the Super Eagles and he has also summoned Peseiro to a meeting in the coming days to iron out some issues.
“I am happy to report that just about yesterday or two days ago I had a meeting with the NFF President, Secretary and the Technical Department of NFF regarding the Super Eagles,” Enoh said.
“What we came out of that is that you know I’ve had to request that the coach is summoned and I think at some point next week there’s going to be an engagement with the coach.
“All of that is trying to respond to the outcome of these matches, especially the world cup qualifying games.
While reacting to the call from some football stakeholders that Peseiro should be sacked over poor results, Enoh said that despite the emotions and passions of Nigerians over football, the decision to sack a coach is not taken due to emotions.
He admitted that as a Minister, that he is deeply concerned with the fortunes of the national team in recent times, but AFCON is around the corner and the of Peseiro is tied to the fortunes of the Super Eagles at the football fiesta.
“As a Minister, I am concerned that the Nigeria national team is not delivering, not meeting up with our expectations. AFCON is so close that we need to be careful in what decisions we take, but the next qualification rounds for the World Cup, the next match is in June, so it gives us something you know to take decisions going forward.
“AFCON is going to start 14th of January. Are we for example going to request to fire the Nigerian Coach I mean the answer is as good as mine.
“I have found out that in this sector; there are passions and emotions. Where you are seated and where I am providing leadership, you don’t respond , you know you are not driven by passions and emotions. No, you take your time,” he said.
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