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  • Updated: March 24, 2023

Peseiro Confident Of Super Eagles Winning 2023 AFCON

Peseiro Confident Of Super Eagles Winning 2023 AFCON

Head coach of the Super Eagles Jose Peseiro is super confident that his side can win the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The tournament which will be held in Ivory Coast is still months away, though the qualifiers are ongoing.

The Eagles who are first in Group A are billed to take on the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau today in Abuja before their reverse fixture next week.

Peseiro who invited 23 players for Nigeria's AFCON qualifying fixtures expressed optimism that the Eagles will secure a ticket to forge ahead so as they can clinch another AFCON title.

“As you all know, our goal is to qualify for the (2023) AFCON, and then win the competition,” Peseiro exclusively told NationSport.

“We are first in the group (Group A), we broke the record goals in a game against Sao Tome & Principe, and played friendly games against strong teams, where we have tested and evaluated individual and collective situations.”

The Portuguese international was also buoyed by the quality of talents at his disposal which he believes is essential in building a formidable team capable of holding forte in all departments of the game.

“The quality of players Nigeria has (gives me the confidence that the Super Eagles can win the next AFCON).

"We have quality players and we have to create a good spirit and a good organization.

“I’m happy to have good strikers. But a team is a collective, made up of players with different characteristics, and everyone has to defend and attack.”

The Super Eagles have recorded three victories at the prestigious tournament with their last glory coming in 2013 when the late Stephen Keshi made history in South Africa as the second former player and coach to win the AFCON after legendary late Egyptian Mahmoud El-Gohary.

The other two victories came in 1980 when Nigeria won their maiden title on home soil at the National Stadium in Surulere and in 1994 when Dutchman Clemens Westerhof led a Nigerian side filled with talented players to continental glory in Tunisia.

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