I’m here to win 2023 AFCON for Nigeria, Peseiro says
Written by on June 8, 2022
Jose Peseiro, head coach of the Super Eagles, on Wednesday in Abuja said he accepted the job because he is hopeful of winning the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Peseiro said this when he was officially presented to Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
The Portuguese had his first outing with Nigeria during the 1-2 loss to Mexico in a friendly on May 28.
He later led the team to a 0-1 to Ecuador on Thursday in another friendly in the U.S. and will now lead them in their first competitive game on Thursday in Abuja.
This is when they step out against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone for their first match of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.
On his part, Dare said the Super Eagles were in a rebuilding process and urged Peseiro to ensure discipline and regain fans’ confidence in the team.
He also urged the coach to give opportunity to talents in the country’s domestic league.