Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Urges Players to Excel Against South Africa in AFCON Semi-Final Clash

Jose Peseiro, head coach of the Super Eagles, has emphasized the necessity for his players to deliver their best performance in order to overcome South Africa in the semi-final fixture of the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

As Nigeria prepares to face the Bafana Bafana on Wednesday, Peseiro commended his team’s cohesive and disciplined approach but stressed the importance of exceeding expectations on the field against their formidable opponents.

Addressing reporters at a press conference in Bouake on Tuesday, February 6, the Portuguese coach acknowledged the upcoming match’s challenging nature, describing South Africa as a formidable adversary.

“We’re performing well with good organization and commitment, demonstrating strong teamwork,” Peseiro stated. “However, facing South Africa will be a formidable challenge against a skilled national team.”

Expressing his ambition to secure victory and advance to the final, Peseiro emphasized the necessity for the Super Eagles to elevate their game, especially considering South Africa’s impressive performance in eliminating Morocco.

“We need to deliver a high-level performance against a strong South African team,” Peseiro continued. “It requires giving 100% or more to defeat such a formidable opponent.”

Asserting his belief in Nigeria’s potential to win the competition, Peseiro acknowledged South Africa’s similar aspirations, underscoring the intensity and stakes of the upcoming clash.

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