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AFCON : If we continue to play like today, no team will beat us — Super Eagles’ coach

Coach Jose Peseiro says if the goal-shy Super Eagles continue to play the way they did against Equatorial Guinea on Sunday in Abidjan, no team will beat Nigeria at the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

He said this on Sunday while reacting to the 1-1 draw with the Syli Nationale of Equatorial Guinea at the post match conference.

The Portuguese said he was disappointed with the result of the match because he deserved nothing but the maximum three points at stake.

Worried by the wastefulness of the Eagles, the coach said he was doing everything possible in training and personally with individual players to improve their goal-scoring chances.

Asked about the status of Alhassan Abdullahi, he said the player had not been checked properly as at post match conference but expressed the hope that his is not seriously injured.

“We have many and clear opportunities, I think we deserve to beat Guinea.

“I am sad about the result but not about the capacity of my players; no player missed a goal because he wants to miss but it is difficult sometime,” Peseiro said.

NAN reports that the wasteful Eagles squandered several scoring chances against the low-rated Equatorial Guinea in Abidjan, to the surprise of its teeming home supporters.

The Super Eagles will face the host, Elephants of Cote D’Ivoire in the second match of the competition on Jan. 18 in Abidjan.


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