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Peseiro: Super Eagles Will Fight To Win AFCON 2023

Peseiro: Super Eagles Will Fight To Win AFCON 2023

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro has reiterated that the team will fight to win the fast-approaching 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Recall that the three-time AFCON champions have been grouped alongside hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau in Group A.

However, in a chat with NFF TV, the Portuguese tactician stated that Nigeria’s group opponents won’t come easy to beat.


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“We will fight to win the AFCON even though it won’t be easy.

“Our group is not easy because we are up against Cote d’Ivoire, who have a good squad and are playing at home.

“Equatorial Guinea reached quarterfinal at the last AFCON, better than Nigeria, while Guinea-Bissau beat us at home (in the qualifiers).

The Super Eagles will commence their campaign against Equatorial Guinea on January 14.

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  • I sense this man is Already looking for excuses hmmm

    • I don’t think so Ugo. Peseiro appears confident that his methods and players selected to execute them will yield success.

      To be honest, I am being cautious. But it has always been reassuring for me to discern Peseiro’s pattern. Let’s hope he will be able to hone his modus operandi in time.

      I just feel it is premature to write him off.

      • @deo I hope so Bros. Let us pray we do not have a disastrous AFCON as you have said.

        But I just feel that this is the last chance to regain some form of respect in Africa with regards to our ball. If we fail anybody who call Nigeria Giant of Africa should hide thier head in shame. No country will respect the name Nigeria again in ball and rightfully so.

        • Glory 6 months ago

          @ Ugo, I have always liked your passion. But calm down, SE will put smiles on our faces.

      • Glory 6 months ago

        Thumbs up @ Deo. I am see selfish fans praying for SE ala Peseiro to fail simply because their ego has been bruised. This just tells the self centeredness that is actually ruining nigeria as nations ; as long as I am not listened to, let them fail. Shameful and backward mindset. They did same to Waldrum and he shut them down.. Why can’t we support the man with a pure heart all the way and if he yet fail, them kick him out instead praying or suggesting he fails even before tournament starts. MAY THESE KIND OF PEOPLE WITH SUCH MINDSET BE FAR FROM US IN JESUS CHRIST NAME I PRAY.

        • Glory 6 months ago

          …. I can see… I meant to say.

        • onwajunior 6 months ago

          @Glory let’s be honest Peseiro doesn’t know what he’s doing.  I’ve been supporting him throughout the friendlies and Afcon qualifiers because (1) he’s a foreigner, so devoid of the biases (ethnic, tribal etc) inherent in local coaches (2) I thought he was working towards something, trying out player and building his team. But after the last round of World Cup qualifiers, I can say that the man is confused. He knows nothing about building a formidable team not to talk of winning AFCON. How can one explain watching our team being dominated in the middle game after game and Peseiro still  insists on his 2-man midfield. Rohr was stubborn but at least he changed tactics even during the game. I hope we do well, but as it stands we’ll be lucky if we make it out of the group. 

          • Glory 6 months ago

            @ onwajunior, with all due respect, I think we fans should humbly allow the gaffer do his job while we continue to support him till he fails. We should learn to accept that we don’t know it all. BRODAMAN THAT KNOW IT BETTER THAN ALL IS HIGHLY IRRITATING AND DISRESPECTFUL. As much I know football, I will be a fool to think I know better than the coach who has been given that responsibility. I will only assume that when I am the one carrying the mantle. ITS DISGUSTING TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO READ COMMENTS BY ALL THE SIT AT HOME ARMS AKIMBO I KNOW IT ALL FANS. We must understand that all those selfish fans that failed get quack home based players into the SE team are praying for the team fail and camouflaging a selfish concern.

    • TALK UR OWN 6 months ago


    • Abbey 6 months ago


  • He don dey change mouth small-small o lol

    • His desire to win the tournament for Nigeria remains untouched. But a sense of realism is starting to set in that desire has to be backed up by luck.

      With luck on his side, I think we can push for at least a semi final place.

      • onero 6 months ago

        @Deo, u are 100% right and nothing else to add. Football at times ride on the back of luck and firm believe on ones strayegy

      • RIchie 6 months ago


  • Abbey 6 months ago

    We are just going to this Afcon to make numbers.Paseiro has no idea about Africa football.

  • JimmyBall 6 months ago

    With Peseiro’s undisciplined 424 and 442 preferred formations… all teams will bully us in the nations Cup. No minnows in African football anymore and Peseiro and Nigerians are in for a shocker…

  • Chudynak 6 months ago

    Even if we win this tournament, NFF should not make the mistake of retaining this coach. I learnt of a certain Nigerian coach making waves in Finland with enviable coaching experience and License. We must go for such coaches and not these very average/below average foreign coaches!

  • Ayphillydegreat 6 months ago

    Me I just want to enjoy the Africa Cup of Nations. No matter the situations leading up the the tournament I can never underrate my SuperEagles especially on the African continent. 

    Agreed the likes of Senegal and Morocco are the teams to beat, but we currently have the best player in Africa and we have a sizable amount of quality players scattered around the top 5 leagues in Europe in the squad. 

    Peseiro or no Peseiro whether he win the AFCON or not he’s leaving because I don’t think he can continue with this NFF shenanigans. That’s always our problem as a football powerhouse. For me I just want to see how this set of players can rise to the occasion in defending Green and White. 

    For most of them this might be the last opportunity to achieve something with Nigeria in their careers. I’m expecting at least a Semi Final finish going by where we came from in the last edition. Anything can happen from the Quarter Finals stage and like @deo said who knows luck might just shine on us from there on. 

    For those that have decided not to watch the AFCON because of the players selected we all know that it’s just sarcasm. Even in a dungeon I can never miss a televised SuperEagles match. VAMOS ARRIBBA SUPEREAGLES!!!! Fly like an eagle into the future. 

  • Hassan Tia 6 months ago

    I think Super Eagles need a miracle to win the next AFCON. in January 2024; so if SE would like to win this tournament, they must srengthen, and reinforce the defence in midfield and center defenceand goalkeeping; also Peseiro must change his play style from vertical football to the short and quick passes and playing in depth with using Iwobi and Ndidi to play through passes to Osimhen and Boniface; using wingers ( Chukuwueze and Simon) to play crosses passes on the ground or over passes to Osimhen who can head thoes crosses into the goal; so Peseiro must play with 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 or 4-5-1 as follows : Nwabili- Aina, Ajayi, Bassey, Zaidu- Ndidi, Iwobi, Simon, Chukuwueze- Boniface, Osimhen or to play as follows: Nwabili- Aina, Ajayi, Bassey, Zaidu- Ndidi,Onyeka- Iwobi, Simon, Chukuwueze- Osimhen or to play as follows: Nwabili- Aina,Ajayi, Bassey, Zaidu- Ndidi, Oneyka, Iwobi,Simon, Chukwueze- Osimhen ; reserves are: Ojo, Omuero, William Troost, Onyemaechi, Osyei Samuel, Lookman, Ahmed Musa, Sadiq Umar, Iheancho.

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