Peseiro : Our Top Ambition Is To Win The AFCON And Qualify For World Cup

José Peseiro talks about Super Eagles job difficulties .

Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro has his sights focused at the upcoming dead-rubber AFCON qualifier fixture against Sao Tome and Principe reports.

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

The Portuguese gaffer has confirmed that his main focus is on the AFCON qualify. And also helping the Super Eagles finish as the champions in Ivory Coast, as well as qualifying for the  2026 FIFA world cup.

According to the Portuguese tactician, the team’s last AFCON qualifier is more than a dead-rubber game for his side. Interestingly, he explained that, the fixture will also serve as a preparation for the world cup qualifier coming up later.

In a Twitter post from verified handle Adepoju Tobi Samuel, Peseiro made it clear that AFCON title is his target.

Jose Peseiro gives insight ahead of Super Eagles dead-rubber Sao Tome and Principe tie

“The game (vs Sao Tome) is more than a dead rubber game for the team. It is part of our FIFA World Cup qualifiers and AFCON preparation,” Jose said.


“We want to win the AFCON next year and all the games will be important to us.”

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However, the former Sporting CP coach failed to talk about the details of his renewed contract. And what his new wage will be, after taking a pay-cut to remain as Super Eagles coach.

Meanwhile, in a related development, forward Victor Osimhen has expressed desire to play alongside any assigned partner. According to the Napoli marksman, he doesn’t have a favourite partner in the attacking department.

Before Sunday match, Osimhen in the past has played alongside Odion Ighalo, Paul Onuachu Kelechi Iheanacho and others.

“For me, I don’t mind who I pair with because we’ve got amazing strikers. (Taiwo) Awoniyi is there, (Victor) Boniface is there, (Gift) Orban also, (Kelechi) Iheanacho is there also,” he told Pulse Sports in Uyo.

“So, whosoever the coach decides to pair with me or to play with any striker, I’m cool with it. For me, the team is the most important thing, before any individual player.”

Also, Super Eagles invitee, Gift Orban is excited about his invitation to the team. Orban’s invitation can not be far from his tremendous form in front of goal in Europe.

Last season he finished with over 20 league goals for KAA Gent, despite joining last January. Interestingly, he also holds the record of the fastest hat-trick in a UEFA competition.

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“I am closer to fulfilling that ambition now. I can’t wait to get on the pitch against Sao Tome and Principe,” he said to the media.

“I’m very happy to be here to give everything for my country. It’s very important for me.”

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