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Exclusive: It’ll Be Difficult To Predict Where Eagles Will Finish In 2023 AFCON –Adepoju

Exclusive: It’ll Be Difficult To Predict Where Eagles Will Finish In 2023 AFCON –Adepoju

Former Nigerian international, Mutiu Adepoju has revealed that it will be very difficult to predict how far the Super Eagles will go at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.

Adepoju made this known on the backdrop of the team’s impressive 6-0 win over Sao Tome in Sunday’s AFCON qualifier at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

A hat trick from Victor Osimhen and goals from Ademola Lookman, Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukwueze dispatched the Central African side with ease.

However, in a chat with Completesports.com, Adepoju stated that it will be difficult to predict where the Super Eagles and other teams will finish at the tournament in Ivory Coast.

“It is very difficult to say how far the team can go at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. But from what we have seen, I think we have a very good players that make things work.

“Besides, their performances in their various clubs and ambition will also go a long way to show the team readiness. But then, it will be very difficult for anyone to determine where any team will get to at the tournament.”


By Augustine Akhilomen

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  • Dr. Drey 9 months ago

    Ahh C’mon Headmaster…..any coach can win AFCON with this team in 2 weeks.

  • True talk, but I believe with good Coach and the players having right frame of mind, SE is capable of winning 2023 AFCON

  • pompei 9 months ago

    This Afcon will be tough. The strongest contenders in my opinion are Morocco, Senegal, and Ivory coast The Ivorians in particular have a really good squad. They are one of the most complete squads in Africa at the moment. From attack to goalkeeper, they look solid. And as hosts, they will also have home advantage.
    However, this is football. Anything is possible. We have to believe we can bag the trophy. But it will not be easy!

    • Dr. Drey 9 months ago

      …….Algeria, Cameroon and Tunisia also look like rank outsiders.

      The NFF finally allowing common sense to prevail and renewing Peserio’s also puts us on that list…..otherwise if they had gone with their initial plan of replacing him with another of “their owns” believe me we would have only gone to Ivory Coast to win “coach of the group stages” award again and be sent packing by better set up teams.

      This 2024 AFCON is sure looking to be one to look forward to.

  • Hassan Tia 9 months ago

    Morocco,Cote De’Ivore,Cameroon look like to hold this cup,but I think with committment and dedication and putting good frame for Super Eagles, they can hold the cup with talented players and quality of strikers like Osimhen,Boniface,Awoniyi,Iheancho,Lookman,Chukuwueze,Sadiq Umar,Akpom,Dessers and quality midfielders like Ndidi,Alhassan Youssuf,Anderson Esiti,Daniel Daga, Iwobi,Nwakali,Aribo and center backs like Torunariagh,Binjamine Fredrick,Ajayi,Omeruo,Akpoguma,Bassay,Ekong and new young goalkeepers like Goodman,Atubolu, Okonkwo,Osigwe,if Peseiro harnesses thoes players on the right and organized way, I think SE can win next CAF Cup 2024 in Cote De’Ivore.

  • Kunle 9 months ago

    Peseiro doesn’t know African teams as such. He should respect other teams because coach take a important role in Africa football. He has to know the potential of other teams. He like attacking football but it doesn’t work against some teams in Africa.

    • @Kunle what is wrong with some of you people???????.. If the Coach play attacking football you complain, If the Coach plays defensive you call it boring football and you still complain. HABA!!. Go and Look at World football right now and tell me which team Nigeria’s attack cannot compete with?, it will be a crime to not allow this current set of attackers express themselves by playing attacking football

      It is well knowledge that Iwobi, Sanusi and Osayi are coming back and if We somehow by luck and grace of god Convince Destiny Udojie to come back then there you have it, Maybe Alhasan Yusuf too can come into that Midfielf but who will yusuf displace. Let us try and appreciate good things.

      Please allow the coach some grace, it seems in Nigeria if the NFF is not self Sabbotaging then the fans will come and take over that Self Sabottaging role.

  • Sunnyb 9 months ago

    I think with two or three strong additions especially in the midfield we can go all the way. Truth must be told we need two fresh legs in our midfield, Nathan Tella can be our secret weapon if he agrees to play for us.

  • Greenturf 9 months ago

    We could win the cup or finish on the podium at best.But Musa coming back to the team will destroy whatever ambition the team has.I learn’t he was absent in our last match due to injury and will stage a come back when we regroup in October very sad development.
    Players like Nathan Tella should get a chance to battle it out with Chukwueze on the right flank,there’s these other lad fleet-footed Haliru Sarki of Al Ain who featured for the flying eagles he will be another quality addition.
    We need young and talented players to make the super eagles stronger,older and less productive players like Musa must be excluded!Politics and sports doesn’t work i’m afraid!

    • @Greenturf GBAMMM!!!!!! ENOF SAID

    • Nathan Tella will definitely make a good addition and must be invited ahead of Moses Simon for the next window against Lesotho. Good observation very good one.

      If umar Sadiq hits the kind of form for Real Sociedad he had at Almeria then the coach will have a problem on his hands Sadiq is a very good player.

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