AFCON: Peseiro suggests how Super Eagles can get to final

Head Coach of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro has suggested how his team can get to the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, (AFCON).

Peseiro outlined two things Super Eagles players need to do to ensure that they defeat whichever country they face in the semi-finals of the tournament in Ivory Coast.

He stated via Twitter (X) on Saturday night that the team must keep their feet on the ground and stay focused to sail through to the AFCON final.

“Our players were once again extraordinary. Many congratulations. We are in the semi-finals. Keep our feet on the ground; stay focused to conquer our place in the final,” the Portuguese tweeted.

Nigeria qualified for the semi-final on Friday after beating Angola. Peseiro’s men will face the winner between South Africa and Cape Verde in the last four on Wednesday.

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CorrectNG reported earlier that the 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi congratulated the Super Eagles for defeating Angola in the quarter-final clash.

Atalanta winger, Ademola Lookman found the net in the 41st minute to giving Nigeria its first and only goal in the game that guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals.

Reacting, Obi said: “It was truly a delightful and uplifting experience for me today, as I joined other Nigerians to watch Nigeria’s National Team, the Super Eagles, live in Abidjan, Ivory Coast Capital, as they cruised to the semi-final of the ongoing AFCON tournament.

“As always, our dear team, with the strength of an eagle, flew us into the semi-finals, victoriously with a delightful show of patriotism and professionalism. I heartily congratulate our national team, the Super Eagles, for their electrifying performance.

“The energy, passion, and composure they brought into the game were admirable and befitting of our great nation. Their victory today, and in the future, is our victory as a nation. We remain a nation of winners, that no matter how dark the night has been in our land, we will triumph over all our challenges into the New Nigeria of our dreams.”