Jose Peseiro, the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, expressed disappointment over the team’s missed opportunities in the opening Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group A clash against Equatorial Guinea. Acknowledging the need for redemption, Peseiro emphasised the importance of rallying against hosts Cote d’Ivoire in their upcoming match.
Speaking in Abidjan ahead of the crucial clash on Thursday, January 18th, Peseiro highlighted the team’s struggle to convert numerous chances in the 1-1 draw against Equatorial Guinea. He underscored the necessity for clinical performance to overcome the challenge posed by the formidable Cote d’Ivoire team.
Peseiro assured fans that the technical crew was diligently perfecting strategies to secure victory in the match. He also urged Nigerians to support the team and refrain from criticism that could potentially dampen the morale of the players.
The return of Kelechi Iheanacho from injury serves as a boost for Nigeria, with the Leicester City striker racing to be fit for the match against Cote d’Ivoire. Having rejoined the Super Eagles training camp and completed a session, Iheanacho’s presence adds firepower to the team.
The inclusion of striker Terem Moffi, currently part of the training, and the recovery of midfielder Yusuf Alhassan from injury further strengthen the team’s lineup.
With key players like Iheanacho and Moffi in optimal condition, the Super Eagles aim for a strong performance in their next game against the host country, enhancing their chances of securing all three points.