Peseiro : Okoye And Ebuehi In My Plans For The 2023 AFCON And W’Cup Qualifiers

José Peseiro talks about Super Eagles job difficulties .

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro opens up on his intentions for embattled Super Eagles Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye and defender Tyronne Ebuehi reports.

Peseiro is willing to reintegrate Maduka Okoye into the Super Eagles, and that will be if his performances improves.

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Okoye was with the Super Eagles as the first choice Goalkeeper two years for the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Cameroon. He was instrumental for Nigeria as the team progressed into the knockout stages unbeaten in the group, and was awarded as best team of the group games.

Maduka Okoye rejoins Super Eagles squad.
Maduka Okoye

However, Okoye’s miscalculation led a Tunisia goal which resulted go Nigeria been knocked out of the tournament. Fans heavily criticised the Germany-born goalkeeper, which many believed was his reason of taking a one-year leave.

In his absence, Peseiro identified Francis Uzoho as his first choice goalkeeper. The Portuguese tactician has at his disposal Goalkeepers Adebayo Adeleye and Ojo Olorunleke as his second and third choice goalies.

Jose Peseiro talks about Maduka Okoye and Ebuehi’s inclusion in the Super Eagles team for AFCON.

However, he hasn’t ruled out the option of not having Okoye back into his team.

Ebuehi’s inconsistency isn’t a big problem for the for the former Sporting CP gaffer, as he has a lot of players(Osayi-Samuel, Olaoluwa Aina, Bruno Onyemaechi, Chidozie Awaziem) in that department to chose from.

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When asked during an interview with Sportitalia (via TMW) whether he would take Okoye and Ebuehi to the Africa Cup of Nations, the Portuguese gaffer responded:

Jose Peseiro retains job as the Super Eagles head coach, set sights on AFCON.
Jose Peseiro

“They belong to the group of players we follow and are part of the list of those we normally call,” he said.

“This way, they can participate in any competition the Super Eagles play in.”

In another story, Napoli forward Giacomo Raspadori has said he is not Victor Osimhen’s deputy at SSC Napoli. According to the player, team selections is done in a way it will favour the team.

In Osimhen’s absence, Raspadori have stepped up his games helping Napoli three and drawing one of their four matches played.

Victor Osimhen defended by coach Rudi Garcia after penalty miss.
Osimhen watches on after being substituted.

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“There is no deputy on this team. The choices made are always a function of the team. Our mentality, of us players, is this, we know that everyone can make the contribution to the team. That’s my thought but also that of my teammates,” Giacomo Raspadori PerNapoli Zone

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