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AFCON 2023: Peseiro Anticipates Tough Game Against Angola

AFCON 2023: Peseiro Anticipates Tough Game  Against Angola

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has said he is looking forward to a difficult duel against Angola, reports Completesports.com.

Nigeria and Angola will battle for place in the semi-final at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.

The Palancas Negras started the competition with a 1-1 draw against former champions Algeria.

Pedro Goncalves’ side have however won their last three games in the competition.

Peseiro stated that his players must be at their best to get a win in the game.

“We are ready for the quarter-finals, we will have more trainings, more practice before the game .We will give our best against them,” Peseiro told reporters.

“My players work well in training today (on Monday). They have recover well. We will do our best in training.

“We are going to face a tough team. We need to do our best to beat them.”

The encounter is slated for the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan.

By Adeboye Amosu in Abidjan

Photo by Ganiyu Yusuf

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  • Hmm! It is well 

  • Monday 2 months ago

    Good they are fit but my advise to the Nigerian coach is, he should introduce Iheanacho and Leke Ojo in the second half so that we can rest.

  • Glory 2 months ago

    We honestly have to be very very careful with that Angola match. It’s most likely going to be the most toughest test towards claiming the crown.
    Peseiro learnt from Mourinho as a Portuguese brother, while besides the Angolan coach being also a Portuguese broda to Mourinho, Mourinho is enjoying some beautiful lessons from his wife, an Angolan.
    I honestly don’t think Peseiro should take any advice from Mourinho for this match because he may just be making a grave mistake under estimating the powerful influence of a woman’s love.

  • Omo9ja 2 months ago

    As I said before, Angola is way stronger and a better team that can give Super Eagles a tough time. They are even better than those teams we have played with so far in this championship.

    However, the coach has to swallow his pride and let Nacho play on Friday against Angola.

    Another thing is that he should consider Ojo to Uzoho if the gaffer wants to see the best of our defenders because none of our defenders have confidence in Uzoho again. We saw our reactions when Uzoho entered the pitch against Cameroon, and I believe all of us, including those in the stadium, were panic and started praying because of Uzoho. We know what that means right.

    Putting Uzoho in that team will cause confusion and may disorganized the entire backline of the Super Eagles.

    We needed the service of Alassan on Friday as well. I am giving the gaffer loopholes in his team. Adding all this to his plans will make it an easy game for him to win by God’s grace. Good luck, Super Eagles. Ire o. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Helius 2 months ago

      As usual dis werey and his advice

    • Respect is reciprocal 2 months ago

      Omo Africa or what do you call your name. Leave this coach if we are to follow your assessment of the team you said Nigeria would come.last in their group with no win. Now how does Nacho fit in into this team, he is slow and can not cover ground like all the players do. Thus Nigeria team is the most hard working team in this tournament, the attackers are always tracking back to fill spaces opponents can use against us. Most players hate this type of formation because it makes them work extra Mike but because of Peseiro discipline Eagles has no choice. That’s why 3 Nigeria has been selected for doping test so far.

    • Ndubest 2 months ago

      @Oma9ja the adviser, sometimes your advice look childish i wonder if you are in touch with reality. How can you suggest Ojo to be introduced? We all agree that ihenacho is a quality striker but the coach has assured he will play if he desperately need goals but for now the team is playing well perhaps if not for the injury he would have started at least the first match. The formation we are playing Simeon is still better at least he can attack and fall back to defend i dont think iheanacho is blessed with such strength.

  • @Omonaija, you have some good ideas, but first and foremost, never change a winning team, 2nd the coach knows what to do, he has shown flexibility and adaptability.. I doubt if it is wise to introduce Ojo at the quarter final stage for the first time, Uzoho is still the best option in the absence of Nwabali.

  • Ndubest 2 months ago

    Angola is a strong team and will give us problems but we are stronger. Our coach has endured a lot from fans and 90% want him to fail so that he will be sacked. Sorry to say he isn’t going anywhere he will reach his target and surpass it by getting to finals and possibly win the trophy. Our biggest test comes on Friday night. We will win by his grace. Watch this space. Nigeria 1-0.

  • Ako Amadi 2 months ago

    Sack Peseiro!! Sack Peseiro! What happened to his many critics who wanted him to work without pay?

    • Ufuoma Douglas 2 months ago

      Tell yourself the truth, we’re you enjoying the super eagles pattern of play before this nations cup. Do you think we would been in QF assuming the coach was still using the 442 formation. Criticizing him didn’t mean Nigerians hate or wish him bad, just to let him know that he is not doing the  right thing.
      What remains is the team selection, if he can get that one right then the eagles are good to go.

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