Peseiro Sweats As New Key Player Joins Osimhen, Chukwueze On Injury Roster

Indigenous coaches are not tactical like foreign counterparts

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro may be facing some tough times as another key player at his disposal joins Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen on injury roster reports.

Peseiro will likely be without versatile player Oluwasemilogo Ajayi for next month’s FIFA world cup qualifier fixtures against Lesotho and Zimbabwe.

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Ajayi was not in action on Tuesday night when West Bromwich Albion defeated Queens Park Rangers an EFL championship game.

Peseiro will likely be without Semi Ajayi for world cup qualifier fixtures

Jose Peseiro may be without defender Semi Ajayi for Lesotho and Zimbabwe games.
Semi Ajayi in action for west Bromwich Albion.

According to coach of the West-Midland stripes, Ajayi twisted his ankle shortly after returning from international duties with Nigeria. And is already nursing himself back to full fitness.

“It’s difficult to face a situation when you are having a lot of injuries,” Carlos Corberan was quoted by the club’s official website.

“It’s true that we’ve had a period where we haven’t had some of the attacking players who are important for us.”

“Semi Ajayi, when he was playing in the last ten minutes of the Plymouth game, he turned his ankle. He suffered the same injury as he had before the international break.”

If Ajayi fails to return in time before the Super Eagles qualifier Fixtures, then Jose Peseiro maybe forced to look elsewhere despite having Jordan Torunarigha, and Kenneth Omeruo in the center-back position.

The Portuguese tactician, who has a mandate of reaching the semi-final of the 2023 AFCON tournament, may switch his attention to TSG Hoffenheim defender, Kevin Akpoguma.

In a related development, CAF has released the official match fixtures and schedule for the 2023 AFCON.

Based on CAF AFCON schedule, Super Eagles will play Guinea-Bissau on 14 January 2024.

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The 34th edition of the biggest sports event on African soil will take place from 13 January to 24 February 2023 in Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Bouake, San Pedro, and Korhogo.

The opening game which will feature hosts Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau will take place on Saturday 13 January 2024 at Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium of Ebimpe, in Abidjan.

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