Super Eagles manager, Jose Peseiro has taken inspiration from Morocco’s escapade at the World Cup to state that Nigeria are on the right track to be ‘unstoppable’ at AFCON 2023.
Having missed out on the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Nigeria is desperate to make their mark at the AFCON 2023 which will be played in 2024 in Ivory Coast.
Peseiro was in Qatar to watch some of the matches, with the Atlas Lions now the clear favourite for the title after an impressive World Cup run.
“Morocco’s performance at the World Cup shows African football has come of age and many teams especially from the rest of the world will now show more respect to teams from the continent,” Peseiro said as quoted by Owngoalnigeria.
Nigeria has endured disappointing AFCON editions since winning the honour in 2013, not qualifying for the 2015 and 2017 edition, winning the bronze medal in 2019 and another disappointing round of 16 exit in 2021.
“On our part, the aim still remains to win the next Africa Cup of Nations and we are ready to beat any team that comes our way. That’s the target and it remains the same.” Peseiro added.
“We have very good games in the qualifiers. We want to finish well and it starts with transmitting my ideas and tactics to the players. They will get it before the AFCON and we will be unstoppable.”
Peseiro was appointed after Nigeria failed to beat Ghana tp qualify for the World Cup. However, the Portuguese manager has not been able to win Nigerians over, winning just two of his seven games in charge.