February 28, 2024

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AFCON: Fire him – Ex-Super Eagles star wants Peseiro sacked immediately

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Former Super goalkeeper, Idah Peterside has told the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, to sack José Peseiro immediately.

This is following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Ivory Coast in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday night.

William Troost-Ekong put Nigeria in front through a header in the 38th minute of the game, but the Ivorians bounced back in the second half, scoring two goals.

Peterside expressed his disappointment over the lack of culture in the Super Eagles, saying that the Portuguese opted for Jose Mourinho’s packing of the box.

“We all know Brazilians play Samba football, the British will always play fast football and just drop the ball, that is how they play,” he told Channels Television.

“Now we are playing the Portuguese version of Jose Mourinho where we pack the bus. That is what we are playing now but this is not our style.

“Look at Ivory Coast, they fired their coach, well the coach resigned if I would say when they didn’t qualify. They brought their home-based coach who knew the culture, and all of a sudden everything changed.

“He would have said to them, where are you running to, pass the ball. Every time you play football, the coaches will tell to you deny the opponent time and space, and whoever holds the ball wins the game. Everybody is looking for one ball, so knock it around, play it around, and you get the results.

“We don’t have that kind of culture. You know a lot of people asked me yesterday, the coach got the final, what do you think, I said to fire him.”



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