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Nigeria coach Jose Peseiro is delighted with the progress the Super Eagles have made in his short tenure following their two victories against Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this month.

Peseiro became Super Eagles coach last month with his first assignment being friendly matches against Mexico and Ecuador which Nigeria lost 2-1 and 1-0, respectively.

After making some changes to his team, they began their journey to next year’s AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire by beating Sierra Leone 2-1 before thrashing Sao Tome 10-0 on Monday.

The Portuguese coach feels the twin wins have put Nigeria on the path to better things after enduring a poor first half of the year that saw them knocked out of the 2021 AFCON at the Round of 16 before missing out on a ticket to the World Cup.

Peseiro said:

We achieved our goal of points won, grew as a group and conquered a historical record, always based on fundamental values, team spirit and mutual help.

We made the Nigerian nation proud. We are focused on improving our work to achieve our goals. @NGSuperEagles #SoarSuperEagles.

The Super Eagles lead Group A with maximum points from their two games with Guinea Bissau second on four points while Sierra Leone have one from their draw with the latter.

Nigeria’s next match is September against Guinea Bissau whom they will play home and away and Peseiro can endear himself to the fans, who have been disgruntled for the batter part of the year, with victories which will guarantee early qualification.

By Amara

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