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Emmanuel Amuneke may replace Peseiro as Super Eagles manager after AFCON 2023, new report claims

Former youth team coach, Emmanuel Amuneke is in line to replace Jose Peseiro as Super Eagles head coach, according to a new report.

Peseiro has come under intense criticism following the Super Eagles’ disappointing start to the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers where the three-time African champions picked just two points from their opening two games against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

Peseiro was appointed Super Eagles head coach on May 15, 2022. In 14 games under his tutelage, the Super Eagles have won six, drawn three and lost five.

Now a new report says that Peseiro will only keep his job if the Super Eagles win the title at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

“The reason Peseiro is still keeping his job is because the NF is cash-strapped at the moment. The Federation is not happy with the performance of the Super Eagles under him,” a source reportedly told Complete Sports Nigeria.

“He would lead the Super Eagles to the AFCON in January next year but the only way he can keep the job is by winning the title.

”Even if the Super Eagles make it to the semi-final or the final, he will still have to go.

“The general consensus among the NFF executive members is to appoint a local coach in the event Peseiro fail to meet the set target.

“The number one choice at the moment is Emmanuel Amuneke because of his antecedents with the Golden Eaglets and Tanzania national team.”

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