AFCON 2023: Eagles ready to soar over Sierra-Leone says Peseiro

... We will rise again and make Nigeria proud - Musa

Eagles ready to soar over Sierra-Leone says Peseiro

Jose Peseiro, the coach of the Super Eagles, has stated that the senior male national team will go all out when they face Sierra Leone in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The game is slated to take place behind closed doors at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Thursday.

During a pre-match press conference, the Portuguese coach declared that the Super Eagles are a better team than their opponents, despite a 4-4 tie in their last meeting in November 2020.

“Our team is better than Sierra-Leone and we will show our strength against them tomorrow,” he said.

He further refuted reports that he wasnt involved in the selection of the players for the clash.

“It is my job to call the players. It is better to attack the coach than the players. I try to protect the players,” he noted.

In the same vein, captain Ahmed Musa urged Nigerians to support the team and put behind their failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

“It was sad for everyone as it was a tough moment for all of us. We are ready to make Nigerians proud again. We need to keep pushing. We can fall and we will rise again.

He praised the coaching skills of his new manager, saying a lot of positive changes will be introduced in the team.

“I have enjoyed the two training sessions with him. He has been able to pass his message to us well. He said what we lack is our concentration and he believes in us. SO it is left for us to prove him right and a lot of things will change in the team plays,” he said.