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AFCON 2023: Only Quality NPFL Players Good For Super Eagles — Peseiro

AFCON 2023: Only Quality NPFL Players Good  For Super Eagles — Peseiro

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has claimed he can only select quality players from the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL).

Peseiro included only one local player, Olorunleke Ojo in his final squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Portuguese has been widely criticised for neglecting home-based players since he took charge of the Super Eagles.

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The gaffer stated that the few players he invited in the past were not ready to stay in the country.

“I have not said that no player in the local league can play for the Super Eagles, but I need to see if you have the qualities and capacities to play,” Peseiro told a press conference in Abidjan.

“Ojo is in the team, but if I see other players with quality, I will invite them. We coaches are not stupid.”

I need to choose the best players; if a local league player is better than the one outside, I will call him.”

By Adeboye Amosu in Abidjan


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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 9
  • And what has been the results of your previous selections? Absymal.

  • Mandingo 5 months ago

    Very clueless man who knows nothing about African football. The Eagles will still lose against home league players from other countries. Saying that coaches aren’t stupid is an irony that is completely lost.?

  • William the conqueror 5 months ago

    What an ASS. When you refuse to live in the country. I don’t blame you, l blame the stupid picnic that appoint you.

  • pompei 5 months ago

    “I need to choose the best players; if a local league player is better than the one outside, I will call him.” – Jose Peseiro.

    I criticize the gaffer a whole lot, but I have to say I’m in agreement with this statement credited to him.
    Player selection must be merit based.

  • Onwajunior 5 months ago

    Looks like our lineup is out: Nwabili in goal, Bassey starts from the bench and Alhassan combines with Onyeka in the middle

  • Ako Amadi 5 months ago

    Peseiro is in a country that has no respect for quality in all aspects of its life. Like all of us He has noticed that Nigeria will remain underdeveloped with its nepotism, cultiism and corruption.

  • Hilary 5 months ago

    Yes I agree with the coach.when keshie was a coach,he picked only one named Sunday MBA.So let’s allow him him to so his job

  • Rubbish talk. Just simply say non of them can complete your salary that was slashed. Coming here making excuses. So all those league matches you attended was just a fluke. Hope you get fired after this event

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