- Jose Peseiro says winning the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria is his main target as Super Eagles coach
- The Portuguese gaffer was appointed the Super Eagles coach following the resignation of Augustine Eguavoen
- Peseiro stated that a lot of work needs to be done to achieve such a feat as preparation starts with a friendly vs Algeria
The head coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has disclosed that the main goal for his team is to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations for Nigeria.
Nigeria crashed out of AFCON 2021 in the second round after losing 1-0 to North African side Tunisia.
The next edition of the continental showpiece is slated for Ivory Coast in January 2024, and Peseiro has stated that his plan is to lead the Eagles to the title.
The Portuguese tactician admitted that a lot of work needs to be done to achieve such a feat, starting from their friendly match against Algeria.
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Speaking during a press conference ahead of the showdown against the Desert Foxes, Peseiro said via Vanguard:
“I repeat I want to win the next AFCON and for that we need to improve our national team, we need to improve our dynamics, we need to improve our organization in and outside the field.
“Algeria is a good team. Of course, our goal is to win the next AFCON, but for that, we need to create the habit to win, it’s the main point.
“You introduce some younger players, introduce the tactical works, introduce the situation and dynamics, but at the same time, you want to win; you must create the habit to win.
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“Every time, we want to win, to become the best national team in Africa, we must create that habit, and we want to win.”
Moritz Jenz speaks on why he ignored Nigeria to play for Germany
Sports Brief earlier reported that Celtic defender Moritz Jenz has explained why he opted to play for Germany, thereby ruling out the chance of featuring for the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The 23-year-old is currently on loan at the Scottish club from French Ligue 1 side Lorient where two Nigerians, Terem Moffi and Innocent Bonke, ply their trades.
He was born in Berlin to a Nigerian-born father and a German mother and is eligible to play for Super Eagles and Germany.
Source: Sports Brief News