After the final whistle of the title match for the 34th Africa Cup of Nations in Abidjan late Sunday night, the Nigerian football team, the Super Eagles became coachless.
The interim contract signed with the Portuguese manager; Jose Peseiro lapsed as it was tied to the end of the AFCON 2023. The original contract ended last year June but had to be extended to cover the period of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The renewal of the interim six-month contract was tied to Nigeria getting to the semi-finals, a condition that Peseiro met when the Super Eagles defeated Angola in the quarter finals.
Nigeria's next assignment is the qualification for the 2025 AFCON which preliminaries begin next month.
Although for the first time in recent history of the competition, CAF failed to announce the fixtures for the preliminaries of the next edition.
But a timeline had already been issued since last year. The detail schedule runs thus:
Preliminary round: 18-26 March 2024
First and second matchdays: 2-10 September 2024
Third and fourth matchdays: 7-15 October 2024
Fifth and sixth matchdays: 11-19 November 2024
In addition, the Super Eagles have two match days of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. On 2 June, they will be hosting Bafana Bafana and then travel to Benin Republic for another World Cup qualifier on 9 June.