According to a NFF spokesman, Jose Peseiro will be paid his 6 months arrears of salaries this week. Jose Peseiro since joining the club has not received any of his salaries for six months since joining in May. The 62-year-old has been patriotic following the Nigerian clubs both in their local league and continue voyage.
The NFF, which receives its funding from the Federal Government already owes money to Franco-German and former Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, and players from its national teams.
“We’ve heard from Mr Peseiro’s representatives that he only received his allowances and bonuses, which is very disturbing,” a prominent NFF official told BBC Sport Africa on Tuesday.
“His salary is being paid by the Sports Ministry, but we’ve quickly made an alternative arrangement, with the Ministry, to sort the salary payments this week.”
Nigeria’s Sports Ministry, which took on the responsibility to pay Peseiro, has blamed the delay on processes for receiving funds from the federal government. A special adviser to sports minister Sunday Dare says the coach will be paid “very soon”.
“The issue of Peseiro’s payment will be resolved soon with the understanding of the federation and the coach,” Toyin Ibitoye told the BBC.
“Everything is being worked on, and we are quite confident that very soon it will be sorted.”