2023 AFCON: Super Eagles Played With Maximum Commitment To Win, Says Peseiro

Super Eagles chief coach Jose Peseiro says his team played with maximum commitment to win the last group match against the Falcons and True Parrots of Sao Tome and Principe by 6-0.

Peseiro said this in a post-match briefing at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Sunday after an excellent performance by the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

Peseiro, who was excited, said the team played a fantastic match as they were not relaxed despite playing against a weak opponent.

Our players played with maximum commitment. They want to play for me. I assembled them to win AFCON Cup, and today, they have shown good commitment in their play.

“Normally, if you play against a team that is not strong, everybody relaxes, but today they did not relax. It is a fantastic game by the players, 6-0 is very good,” Peseiro said.

Wilfred Ndidi, who spoke on behalf of the players, said the scoreline will motivate them in future competitions as they prepare for the World Cup qualifier.

He said, “Of course, when you win a game, it gives you more confidence. It is actually a good game that will give us more confidence for the next game of World Cup qualifier; of course, 6-0 is good confidence for next game.”

The assistant coach of the Falcons and True Parrots of Sao Tome and Principe, William Barbosa, blamed his defeat on the fact that they were young, new and had only two training before the match.

He said today’s match was just a formality game, adding that the young players will be helpful in future games.

He rated the Super Eagles players as a strong team that can go places in the African Cup of Nations tournament.

The Godswill Akpabio International Stadium was filled to its capacity of 30,000 seats.

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