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Peseiro predicts tough Q-Final tie against Angola

Jose Peseiro
Jose Peseiro

Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro has admitted that  Friday’s quarterfinal match against the Palancas Negras of Angola at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Cote d’Ivoire 2023 will be a difficult game.

Nigeria defeated Cameroon 2-0 in the round of 16 clash on Saturday to set up a quarterfinal clash against Angola, which also thrashed Namibia 3-0 in the first game.

Speaking at his press conference after a well-deserved win against Cameroon, Peseiro said the Super Eagles will prepare very well for the game while urging his boys to approach the game with the same ‘fantastic’ spirit.

“The next match will be more difficult than this. I think my players know that,” Peseiro stated

He added: “Now, we have to prepare for next match like what we have been doing. Rest well, eat well, sleep, keep the focus and responsibilities, recover very quickly and then start the training. If anyone think the next match won’t be difficult than this one, he cannot play. I believe they will bring fantastic spirit to the next.”

Peseiro stated further that his team will do a proper assessment of Angola to know how to approach the game.

“It is a very good team, and they finished first in their group. I think at this moment, any team can win this tournament. We want to win, and they want to win as well.

“The name Angola might not ring a bell in the AFCON, but they have shown what they are capable of doing in this tournament.

“For me, if you want to beat Angola, we must do our best, starting today.  If you go this way, you can go and beat Angola. But first, you need to take care, and we need to do our assessment of Angola.”