Former Kwara United coach, Samson Unuanel believes Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro can deliver the 2023 African cup of Nations just like Clemens Westerhof and Stephen Keshi if he can build a better understanding among the players.
Recall that the Dutch tactician led Nigeria to win the 1994 AFCON title in Tunisia while Keshi led the team to win the 2013 AFCON title in South Africa.
It will be noted that Nigeria rounded off their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series with a 6-0 win over Sao Tome and Principe on Sunday.
Victor Osimhen scored a hat-trick in the game the Super Eagles dominated from start to finish. Further goals from Ademola Lookman, Taiwo Awoniyi and Samuel Chukwueze was enough to get the job done.
Nigeria also finished as group leaders with 15 points from six matches ahead of Guinea Bissau, who finished with 13 points.
In a chat with Completesports.com, Unuanel stated that Peseiro can emulate the achievements of Westerhof and Keshi if the players can understand themselves better.
“This team is looking really good. The coach is gradually molding a team capable of winning the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
“Yes, he can emulate the achievement of Westerhof and Keshi considering the array of players at his disposal. All what I think the team needs right now, is for the players to understand themselves better.
“We have a very strong team and I have no doubt that can make Nigerians proud in AFCON 2023.”
Born in Coruche, Santarém District, Peseiro never played in higher than the Segunda Liga as a professional, starting out at Sport Lisboa e Cartaxo in 1979. In that competition, he represented Amora FC, Clube Oriental de Lisboa, GD Samora Correia and S.C.U. Torreense, for a total of five seasons.
34-year-old Peseiro retired at the end of the 1993–94 season in the fourth division, with local club União de Santarém.
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