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Friendly: Peseiro Delighted To End Super Eagles’ Barren Run

Friendly: Peseiro Delighted To End Super Eagles’ Barren Run

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro is thrilled that the team’s winless streak in friendllies is now over.

The three-time African champions defeated the Mambas of Mozambique 3-2 at the Estadio Municipal de Albufeira on Monday night to end a five-year winless streak in friendly games.

Mozambique scored early in the game, but the Super Eagles rallied to win the contest.

“I am happy because after 15 matches, we have finally won a game,” Peseiro said after the game,” Peseiro said after the game.

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“We have not won a friendly game in the last five years. We have had eight defeats and seven draws but today, the result was good.”

Up next for Peseiro’s men is the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification games vs Lesotho and Zimbabwe in November.

Thereafter, the Super Eagles will prepare to join Africa’s best at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Ivory Coast from January 2024.

Already, Nigeria have been drawn alongside Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea Bissau in Group A for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Nigeria will be targeting a fourth AFCON title, their last triumph was in 2013.

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  • Chudynak 8 months ago

    This team am afraid is just not super. In as much as I would want them to perform well in the world cup qualifiers and AFCON, the team is not inspiring confidence at all. Their play is just average, nothing spectacular to distinguish them as title contenders!

    • Chimezie 8 months ago

      I think you’re in all honesty exaggerating the bad shape of the team…the attacking plays have been very good, we create loads of chances and of course it could be better considering the woeful finishing…but the main thing is that we’re able to tear through defences even low blocks now and create overloads of chances. The midfield is taking shape now with the likes of Ndidi, Iwobi, Frank the Tank, Onyedika and any of Fisayo/Folorunsho. We dominate possession well in midfield, move the ball around well and even press better than we have in a long time. The only issue now is the goal keeping situation which is our weakest spot right now…Peseiro had the chance to try other GKs in these two friendly matches but stuck with Uzoho. Defence can be better but we are finding a solid partnership in Bassey/Omeruo and possibly Jordan Torunarigha who didn’t look bad yesterday.

      Can the team be better? Of course! but we’re good on attack and midfield, defence needs some tweaking and the GK area definitely needs an urgent capable hand. So we fans need to relax and stop over-exaggerating the downfall of the team, a team like Mozambique qualified to the AFCON from a group marginally stronger than ours, they are not a pushover team by any definition.

  • Papafem 8 months ago

    I won’t condemn the team in its entirety. I noticed a little improvement in the way we move the ball around, the way they fight in group and attack their opponents at neck breaking pace. The first half in the game against KSA says it all. Even Mancini, the KSA’s said it, describing the SE’s attack as scary. But when you make a collander your defense, and a basket your goalkeeper, no matter how good the attack is, the entire team will look bad in every area. The Super Falcons looked so good at the WC in NZ/AUS, not because they were ripping teams apart with goals, in fact they offered so little going forward, but because they had a very good goalkeeper and a very solid defense. All these stories of SFs doing well at the WC would have ended after the second match if not for Chianaka in goal and Plumptre and Co in defense. Morroco also went far in Qatar majorly because of their keeper’s heroics. Next year, Nigeria won’t go far at AFCON if Peseiro fails to solve these problems. Let’s say we can manage the midfield for now with the return of Ndidi, Onyeka and Iwobi to form. But we can’t manafe Uzoho in goal nor the clumsiness and rashness of Calvin and the rest at the back.

  • Hassan Tia 8 months ago

    Papafem this right your view of point, so I recommend NFF technical committee to order coach Peseiro to put strict and rigorous defence on Super Eagles, choose right goalkeeper like Anaigbosso , Noah Otubolu to be instead of weak and floppy Uzoho.

  • Bolaji 8 months ago

    This team is nothing to write about. worried bout the upcoming nations cup. Watched the eagles of the 90’s and i can tell you the current eagles is just our under 23. They are nothing close to being called Suer

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