May 24, 2024

The tactic Nigeria employed in their hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Total Energies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire hosts on Thursday night, according to coach Jose Peseiro, was effective.The Portuguese technician, who was supported by an enthusiastic audience at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, is happy to have implemented “a strategy that worked” against the hosts.

He does concede, though, that there were certain areas of progress in this game, which Victor Osimhen’s penalty kick that William Troost-Ekong converted in the 55th minute won.He remarked, “For the next game, we have to control the game, try to be less timid, and not give the opponent possession.”

José Peseiro believes this triumph does not come easily.make Nigeria one of the competition’s favorites.

“I instructed my teammates not to relish the win. There are four days remaining before the next game. I told them right away that they had to win the AFCON,” he stated.At 17:00 GMT on Monday, January 22, Nigeria plays Guinea-Bissau in their third and final Group A match at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny in Abidjan.





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