Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro Shows Off Dance Moves Ahead of AFCON Tournament: Video

Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro Shows Off Dance Moves Ahead of AFCON Tournament: Video

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • The 2023 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations is almost underway
  • Nigeria is hoping to secure a fourth title at the Mundial in Ivory Coast
  • Coach Jose Peseiro has shown off his dance skills ahead of the tournament

The anticipation for the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is intensifying, with several teams determined to achieve noteworthy success at the prestigious tournament.

Among the many teams carrying the label of favourites, the Super Eagles stand out. The three-time Cup of Nations champions, led by coach Jose Peseiro, are widely regarded as contenders to clinch the tournament title thanks to their impressive array of attacking talent.

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The Super Eagles of Nigeria, under coach Jose Peseiro, are among the favourites for the AFCON title. Image: Gualter Fatia.
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The exceptional skills of players such as Victor Osimhen, Terem Moffi, and Real Sociedad forward Sadiq Umar make the team enviable by many, hence resulting in the added pressure and favourite status they carry.

Nevertheless, as the competition's opening approaches, Coach Peseiro, in an effort to deflect pressure and criticism directed at the Eagles, has delighted fans with his dance moves.

Peseiro thrills fans with dance moves

The 63-year-old former Sporting CP manager, ahead of the opening fixture, showed his dance moves in what was a light moment shared on social media by @SSE_NGA.

Vibing to the ‘Mnike’ jam by South African artist Tumelo Mokoena, popularly known as Tumelo ZA, the gaffer showcased his dazzling dance skills.

Peseiro's dance performance prompted reactions from fans of the Nigeria national team, and many wasted no time in expressing their thoughts.

@90plus5FC responded humorously, asking:

"What is this 😂😭?"

@onifadeleo posted,

"😂 they must have paid this man all his outstanding money with all this dancing. I hope he will bring the cup back to Nigeria."

@adedayo_dak, foreseeing the future, commented,

"This is banter material anytime the Eagles lose a match."

@AkubigEverest, in a trolling manner, wrote,

"Mood, when you're sure of losing all your matches 😂😂."

@KennyCFC_, not amused by the merry dance, retorted,

"Zero tactics."

The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to kick off their AFCON campaign against Equatorial Guinea on January 14.

Drogba dreamt of Nigeria winning AFCON

Sports Brief in another report highlighted a Nigerian football legend and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner, Brown Ideye, has spoken on Didier Drogba’s dream of Super Eagles’ AFCON triumph.

The 35-year-old in a recent interview, reminisced the words of the Ivory Coast captain following their quarter-final meeting in the 2013 edition of the competition.

Nigeria clinched a 2-1 victory over their West African counterpart on the night.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).