“We achieved our goals”- Peseiro gives an appraisal of Nigeria’s performance in AFCON Qualifiers

The Super Eagles entered the Qualifiers on the back of two defeats, but in their journey from Abuja to Agadir, they shone like a million stars

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro is happy with his side’s performance in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but he still believes that they could still improve in some areas.

Peseiro took over the reins of the Super Eagles in May, but he lost his opening two games against Ecuador and Mexico by one-goal margins.

However, under his tutelage, Nigeria rose from the two defeats and fought back to beat Sierra Leone in their opening fixture of the AFCON 2023 Qualifiers.

The Super Eagles had to cope with the absence of fans, and the situation was worsened by the plantation-like pitch. Still, they ground out the 2-1 win.

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Then, the three-time African champions followed up with another victory in  Agadir. This time on a better playing surface, they demolished Sao Tome and Principe 10-0- Nigeria’s biggest victory in over 60 years.

Nigeria’s next game is in August when they play Guinea Bissau in their third fixture of the qualifiers. But in the meantime, Peseiro is happy with his team’s performance.

“We achieved our goal of points won, grew as a group, and conquered a historical record, always based on fundamental values: team spirit and mutual help”, The Portuguese tactician said.

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“We made the Nigerian nation proud. We are focused on improving our work to achieve our goals.” He added.