Nigeria Coach Jose Peseiro Reveals Grand Master Plan to Win AFCON 2023

Nigeria Coach Jose Peseiro Reveals Grand Master Plan to Win AFCON 2023

  • Nigeria coach Jose Peseiro has shared his ambitions of winning AFCON 2023
  • The Super Eagles missed the 2022 World Cup after being edged out by Ghana
  • The Portuguese coach believes Nigeria can compete with the continent's best

Nigeria national coach, Jose Peseiro has revealed that he is building a team to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast next year.

The Portuguese trainer took over as coach of the Super Eagles, after Augustine Eguaveon failed to see the three-time African champions to qualification for the World Cup in Qatar.

Peseiro took advantage of Nigeria's inactivity during the tournament to study the big African nations in particular.

Jose Mourinho, Nigeria, Super Eagles, AFCON
Jose Peseiro has revealed his ambitions of winning AFCON 2023. Credit: @NGSuperEagles
Source: Twitter

According to Peseiro, the Super Eagles have what it takes to be back at the top of African football.

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“Our ambitions when I signed the contract with Nigeria, the big goal and main goal, is we want to win the next AFCON,” Peseiro said as quoted by Mirror Football.

Peseiro lauded the fantastic tournaments of the likes of Senegal, Cameroon and Morocco at the World Cup, saying the power of these national teams was obvious.

"But we know that the quality and capacity of the national teams that didn’t play in the World Cup like Egypt, Algeria and others. I think I’ve convinced myself, when I watch our national team. I know which players can play for us and I have put it in my mind that we can win the next AFCON."

Nigeria reached the round of 16 at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, losing to Tunisia in the knockout stage.

The Super Eagles failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, after the Black Stars of Ghana edged the team out via the away goals rule.

Musa pays tribute to mother

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The Super Eagles legend said the passing of his mother after a brief period of illness still affected to him, considering how close they both were.

The former Leicester City star revealed he still thought about his mother every day as he paid her an emotional tribute.