Peseiro excited to end Super Eagles’ 15-game winless friendly streak

Peseiro excited to end Super Eagles' 15-game winless friendly streak

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro has expressed delight after Nigeria’s 3-2 win over Mozambique ended a five-year winless run in friendly games.

After the 2-2 draw against Saudi Arabia last Friday, the Super Eagles were desperate for a win against underdogs Mozambique.

Going into this fixture, the Super Eagles were winless in 14 friendly games, and after the victory, head coach Peseiro shared his thoughts.

“I am happy because after 15 matches, we have finally won a game,” Peseiro said after the game.

“We have not won a friendly game in the last five years. We have had eight defeats and seven draws but today, the result was good.”

Nigeria got their victory the hard way, going behind, before coming back thanks to goals from Terem Moffi, Moses Simon, and Frank Onyeka.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles and Napoli star Victor Osimhen has been sidelined for a few weeks after sustaining an injury during the international break.

Victor Osimhen was in action for Nigeria against Saudi Arabia on Friday with the game ending in a 2-2 draw.

The Napoli striker was substituted at halftime after informing the medical staff that he couldn’t continue with the game.

The extent of his injury has now been confirmed and he is set to be out of action for a few weeks.

According to Sky as reported by Italian Football TV on X, “Osimhen will be OUT for 4-6 weeks, missing games against Union Berlin UCL (home and away) and AC Milan.

“Best case scenario is he’ll return vs Atalanta on November 25th.”

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