Super Eagles Boss Jose Peseiro is eager to clinch the AFCON title on his initial attempt.

Super Eagles Boss Jose Peseiro is eager to clinch the AFCON title on his initial attempt.

Nigeria’s head coach, Jose Peseiro, underscores the significance of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations final and expresses his strong desire to secure the title in his debut attempt.

Peseiro emphasizes the importance of this momentous opportunity as his team prepares to face off against hosts Cote d’Ivoire in the tournament’s decisive match at the Alassanne Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan.

Despite encountering formidable challenges early on, Peseiro’s squad has demonstrated resilience and determination, overcoming hurdles to advance to the final stage of the competition. As a newcomer to coaching a national team in Africa, the Portuguese tactician is fueled by an unwavering ambition to claim the prestigious trophy for Nigeria, aiming to etch his name in the annals of African football history.

“Playing a final is always important. This is my first AFCON. Some were saying it’s been special, and I can attest to that. The emotions in Africa are very special. All of this in my opinion, is a great way to learn and I would live to win it with the Nigerian team tomorrow,” said the gaffer at a press conference in Abidjan on Saturday.

“I learnt tremendously here. There is joy when you win but difficult when you lose so it is very important to find a balance. We have a great squad of players that really want to win this for Nigeria. Some are new-comers to the squad but have played in other competitions. Football brings a long of emotion, more than any sport and this is important for Nigeria.”

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