AFCON Qualifiers: Peseiro Says Super Eagles Played Better Against Guinea Bissau

AFCON Qualifiers: Peseiro Says Super Eagles Played Better Against Guinea Bissau

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Nigeria's Super Eagles defeated Guinea-Bissau 1-0 in an AFCON qualifying game on March 27
  • Moses Simon scored a penalty which gave his team the win over the Djurtus in the return leg
  • Nigeria manager Jose Peseiro praised his players but felt they should have scored more goals

Jose Peseiro has expressed happiness at the Super Eagles' win over Guinea-Bissau in the AFCON qualifiers on Monday night, March 27, claiming his wards played better this time around.

Going into the encounter, the Nigerian side was coming off a loss at home in Abuja against the Djurtus and there was massive pressure on Peseiro, who had been mandated to win the return leg.

Jose Peseiro, Super Eagles, Guinea-Bissau, AFCON qualifiers
Nigeria coach, Jose Peseiro says the Super Eagles played better against Guinea-Bissau in the AFCON qualifiers return leg. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi.
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In the first fixture, the trio of Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, and Ademola Lookman failed to shine much to the displeasure of fans back home.

Osimhen is the leading scorer in the Serie A with 21 goals and many fans were expecting the Napoli man to continue that form against Guinea-Bissau.

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Despite falling short at home, Moses Simon's penalty gave the three-time African champions the win on Monday night, sending Super Eagles back to the top of their group with nine points.

According to the report by Complete Sports, Peseiro believes his wards should have even scored more goals in the second fixture.

Peseiro reacts to Nigeria's win

Peseiro commented that despite dominating the match at home, the Super Eagles could not convert scoring chances.

“We could have won 6-1 in Abuja and 5-0 here in [Guinea-Bissau] today because we played better on Friday than today. But that’s football, sometimes you played better than your opponents but the result will show otherwise."

Amunike wants to coach Nigeria

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported on Emmanuel Amunike wanting to coach Nigeria at a national level, stating he is capable of changing the three-time African champions' fortunes.

During his active days as a footballer, he was part of the Super Eagles team that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations and also featured for major teams including Barcelona.

Amunike was also named the best football player from Africa in that year, thanks to his incredible performances for Zamalek and the Nigerian national team.