Peseiro laments Super Eagles World Cup absence

Peseiro laments Super Eagles World Cup absence

Jose Peseiro says he regrets Super Eagles won’t be at the World Cup in Qatar, but they are focused on winning the friendly encounter with Portugal on Thursday.

Peseiro in a news conference, stated that his team should be playing at the highest level, with the quality of talents at his disposal.



The Super Eagles will lock horns with the Selecao later this evening, and the Coach says he will use the game as preparation for upcoming tournaments.

“Sincerely, I wish this is a FIFA World Cup group stage match because, I tell you, that is the level at which Nigeria should be playing,” Peseiro said at his pre-match press conference.

“Even though that is not the case, our objective is to go out there and win.

“It is good that we are playing big teams. I am enamored by that because this is good for the team, and it will sharpen the team to achieve our goal of winning the next Africa Cup of Nations.”

The 62 year-old Portuguese coach also disclosed that, some new players will get opportunity to impress against the Portuguese side.

“We also have the opportunity to test a number of players,”

Nigeria’s game against Portugal will be the first meeting between the two countries at senior level.

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