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Super Eagles’ head coach Peseiro confident in Osimhen’s ability to lead AFCON title charge

In a celebratory dinner at the team’s training base in Abu Dhabi, Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro expressed confidence in Napoli striker Victor Osimhen’s ability to lead the Nigerian squad to success at the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.

Osimhen, a pivotal player in the Super Eagles’ journey to qualification, showcased his goal-scoring prowess by netting an impressive 10 goals during the qualifiers, securing his position as the top scorer.

Coach Peseiro emphasized the significance of the 25-year-old’s presence in the squad, recognizing Osimhen’s crucial role in their qualification for the prestigious tournament.

During the dinner held to celebrate Osimhen’s recognition as Africa’s best player, Peseiro spoke highly of the Napoli hitman, stating, “From our team, he (Osimhen) was the highest goal scorer during the qualifiers. Of course, his teammates helped him to achieve that. I hope and wish he wins the highest goal scorer and helps us win the tournament.”

Peseiro’s belief in Osimhen’s leadership and goal-scoring prowess highlights the coach’s optimism for a successful campaign in Cote d’Ivoire 2023.

As the Super Eagles prepare for the tournament, all eyes will be on Osimhen to fulfill the expectations and lead Nigeria to glory in one of Africa’s premier football competitions.