Former Nigerian international, Etim Esin has advised the Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro to select players for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations based on merit and form.
Recall that Nigeria has been pitted in Group A alongside host, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.
However, in a chat with Completesports.com, Esin stated that with the array of talents at Peseiro’s disposal, he should not be sentimental with his final selection of players for the tournament.
“I must confess that Peseiro has some of the best players that can win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
“But then, he must ensure that the players that will be selected for the tournament will be based on merit, form and not sentiment.
“If he can get this right I really believe the Super Eagles can lift the trophy. He must avoid any sort of pressure to overshadow his selection.”
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has directed all the 24 countries that will be participating in the biennial competition to submit their final squads 10 days before the start of the competition.
By Augustine Akhilomen
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