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Peseiro, Assistants Storm Abu Dhabi For AFCON 2023 Preparation

Peseiro, Assistants Storm Abu Dhabi For AFCON 2023 Preparation

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro arrived Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday night ahead of his team’s preparation for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Peseiro arrived Abu Dhabi in company of his assistants.

A delegation of players and officials of the team flew out of Abuja on Tuesday afternoon.

Captain Ahmed Musa, Kenneth Omeruo and Olorunleke Ojo were the players who flew out from Abuja, while some others took off from Lagos.

The Super Eagles are expected to begin preparations for the competition at their training base on Wednesday.

The three-time African champions will spend a week in Abu Dhabi before traveling to Abidjan for the 2023 AFCON finals.

They are expected to arrive Abidjan on Wednesday, January 10.


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  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 5 months ago

    Chaii!

    See free trip = awoof! lol

    So this guy has 4 assistants ba? So what are these “assistants” responsible for? Is one of these perhaps a goalkeeping coach?? lool!

    Yeye people! lol!

  • See the Ultimate Dream Team! Operation Win Fourth AFCON has begun!

  • With all the foreign assistants you insist on while ignoring or demoting our own assistants in your backroom staff, the results have been piss-poor. 0-5 disgrace against Portugal and laborious draws against Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Saudi Arabia. Your only notable result was the 10-0 mauling of minnow of minnows Sao Tome. Anyway, we keep our fingers crossed for the Afcon.

    • Kel my brother,

      Cut Peseiro some slack. You see, I think his biggest problem is overambition

      He came in and wanted to instantly redefine the way the Super Eagles play football. Although his predecessor Eguavoen used the same 4-2-4 /4-4-2 but not as fast paced with rapid fire incision like Peseiro.

      I think he overestimated how quickly the team will interprete his formation to bring about success. But it is truly undeniable to see what he wants to achieve and how he wants to do it. Hopefully recent matches have afforded him thr opportunity to match his approach to the limitations of players at his disposal (I hope).

      What I have been waiting for is to see him set a team out in a tournament environment.

      Look at our group, Equatorial Guinea went to the tournament with 8 midfielders, Ivory Coast Guinea Bissau with 7 but Peseiro only needs 5. This Peseiro guy has no time to dress the ball in midfield like Yoruba people dress Agbada regalia. He just wants to whip the balls into the box 18 like a deranged spree killer with strikers burying the multiple chances with pitiless savagery.

      I am just intrigued to see how this will play out in Ivory Coast.

      • @Deo brotherly.

        It’s the guy’s headstrong insistence on doing his things his own way, no matter whose ox is gored, his past records, or the outcome, that just irks and baffles me.

        I’ve been reading your analyses of Paseiro’s tactical philosophy and chances at the Afcon and tbh your optimism is infectious. I quite get your argument.

        I did notice too the gung-ho style he was applying in his 4-4-2/4-2-4 formation immediately he hit the ground until reality check set in and he was forced to slow down with his uber direct and attacking style. In fact, he had so much self-belief in that rapid-fire approach that he was promising Nigerians the 4th Afcon trophy, but now he speaks with AZcaution on that ambition.

        Let’s hope most of us the skeptics are proved wrong. I remember very few people gave Keshi’s 2013 squad a chance too, not even the NFF who were already discussing with Hervé Renard in South Africa to replace Keshi as Nigeria faced elimination at the group stage, needing a last-minute Victor Moses penalty against Ethiopia to qualify for the QF. Then the impressive results started to roll in against Mali, CIV, and then Burkina Faso in the final.

        Maybe, just maybe, this would be another Afcon 2013 scenario.

  • These are journeymen. Only went there for jamboree.

  • Wasting of tax payers’ money on group of dullards. I don’t know any special football acumen possess by them that our local handlers lack.
    Peseiro’s tactical capability is low for SE’s job but NFF keeps toying with our unifying factor. Actually,I have zero my mind on AFCON but it hurts and disturbs

  • Storm this storm that Bubble this bubble that. Na so una go dey use heavy lingo as if this team is still feared. After you people dont even respect it mtcheew!!!. If una like make una thunder into abu dahbi..

    If Ndidi and Iheanacho are actually injured then the AFCON is over for Nigeria before it even started

    • onwajunior 5 months ago

      I read somewhere that Ndidi has already been replaced with Yusuf

  • xhuxhu 5 months ago

    When we won, this tournament the last time, the expectations from Nigerians was not this low. With news about Ndidi and Iheanocho’s injuries, i am sorry it looks bleak. We need to start looking for a formidable replacement for Ndidi, from the players in the provisonal list, Yusuf should be the man. Concerning Kelechi, i will prefer an extra body in the Midfield, so i will also invite Nwakali.
    In all honesty, that 25 man list was Peseiro shooting the nation in the leg. We can now only make replacements before tomorrow. Me I go just watch the AFCON, but the weak areas in this team will come to hurt us, that is the Goalkeeper and Midfield doesn’t look strong.

  • Respect is Reciprocal 5 months ago

    There are two categories of National Team coaches : the ones that are good at playing in the tournament , the other at the qualifying series. To me Peseiro doesn’t look like the later. I will wait till Eagles play at the tournament . His predecessor Rohr was very good at qualifying . 
    I don’t think Ndindi injury should be that bad and i think Iheanacho might intentionally delay his recovery to avoid playing for his club just to be fit for the Nation’s cup. Let’s wait and see. However if these two players wont be available i think Yussuf should supplant Ndidi while Iheanacho should be replaced by Tella. We have players that play similar role like Moffi, Tella to me can be drafted into the midfield to assist . 
    Seriously I don’t know how this coach sees his team ?

  • Chima E Samuels 5 months ago

    These are middlemen or agents parading themselves as Assistant Coaches. NFF and their criminal gang will not stop amazing me by always taking Nigerians for granted. Non of these guys look like coach no wonder they are working without Salaries. Football agency has always been the hallmark in SE because after DW there has to be a new agency to take over affairs. Aside Peseiro can we get the history of these other guys???

  • kolawale 5 months ago

    So where does the home based coaches come in, when you have 4 assistant coaches. what exactly will be their roles. m worried their will be interference at the AFCON. This man needs to go.

  • kolawale 5 months ago

    So where does the home based coaches come in, when you have 4 assistant coaches. what exactly will be their roles. m worried their will be interference at the AFCON. This man needs to go.

  • NIGERIA CARRY ON WITH YOUR MUMU INJUSTICE AND UNFAIRNESS I TOLD YOU PEOPLE FOR AS LONG AS AHMED MUSA KEEP GETTING CALLED UP IN SE AND RETAINING THE ARMBAND FOR POLITICAL REASONS IN FAVOUR OF THE NORTHERNERS MISFORTUNE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THIS SQUAD. NDIDI’S INJURY IS PROOF YOU WANT TO BUILD A TEAM ON A FOUNDATION OF LIES AND INJUSTICE ABI. NO SHAKES NA WATCH THIS SPACE.. NDIDI’S INJURY IS JUST MINOR BUT IT WILL KEEP HIM OUT OF THE SQUAD THE MINUTE AFCON IS OVER HE WILL REGAIN FORM. I SAID THIS BEFORE WC KNOCKOUT AGAINST GHANA IN 2022 YOU PEOPLE THOUGHT I WAS JOKING SOMETHING A PROPHET DECLARED. OYA NA. DEY PLAY

    • Sunnyb 5 months ago

      I will not comment until after the group stage games. The last time we won this tournament we had three lions two on the pitch,one  off the pitch. Victor Moses, Emenike and Keshi. Emenike and Moses were willing to die on the pitch, While the Big Boss installed the necessary confidence in them off the pitch.the Big Boss reminded them about do or die  spirit of Nigerians. But this team lacks everything, poor coaches, poor leadership off and on the pitch, just punch of glorified average players, with the exception of lookman, and Boniface. Just my verdict 

      • @Sunny B And Osimhen. NDIDI and Iheanacho should have been but a team cannot be build on lies and Injustice and then expect good Favour Mbano e no dey happen like that atool bros.

  • A country wey no sabi good thing. You want to keep parading an old man az captain of this squad because he is fulani even if he does not merit his place.. Ndidi injury is a huge blow people a rejoicing saying Alhasan Yusuf this Alhasab Yusuf that lol. Okay oo. As if he can compare to Ndidi a whole Rock of Gibraltar okay ooooooooooooo… Before Afcon start you NFf will have what you wished for. A mediocre team keep that Old man as captian from now until 2030 if Nigeria is not ranked 140 in the world by The time Musa retires call me a liar.

    Can you imagine, one of the worst captains in the history of Nigeria is being kept in that team by Hausa Regime so he can keep racking up caps so Hausa people can say keep saying the Captain of SE is from the north they have the most Capped player in SE history even if he does not deserve 89 Caps.

    Now the rightful Captain of that Squad is Injured.. Nigerians Be careful what you wish for. No worry now Musa will continue being your savoiur. Dead leg motherfucker

  • Glory 5 months ago

    All d talk of ndidi and iheanacho injured and not going to be fit for AFCON is all a deceit.
    January transfer is here and NDIDI and Nacho are in the process. All of a sudden they won’t be fit for a tournament that Nigeria has the potential to stay till February.
    I have come to truly see that those foreign born are more patriotic than most of our so called homebased who only want to use our national teams to get foreign contracts and once that happens they start showing their recalcitrant attitude towards national teams invitation.
    I remember the late 80s to 90s when Keshi and crew used to hold nigeria ransom, demanding money before arriving for national duties until Westerhof called the bluff of them, which ultimately destroyed the carrier of Philip osondu, Etim Esin etc. And some ignorant fans will come here and start mentioning homebased as more committed. Those ones in SE today are painful showing some commitment are doing so, because we now have loads of foreign born free willingly ready to take their place. Cases like this ndidi and nachos is why whoever becomes our next gaffer should get loads quality options in all departments into the pool going forward.

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