Super Eagles VS Algeria: Peseiro Breaks Silence Ahead Of Friendly Match


Jose Peseiro, Super Eagles Head Coach has disclosed that the team will prevail in today’s friendly game against the Algerian Desert Foxes in Oran’s Miloud Hadefi Stadium at 8:00 pm Nigerian time.

The 62-year-old Portuguese expressed confidence that his team will break the recent dry spell.

In his words: “We trained well, we have been trying to introduce some new dynamics, some new methods that will be good for our team. The players have adapted well. The players have adapted well both on and off the pitch,” Peseiro told newsmen.

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“We are going to play against a good team, it won’t be easy but we have quality. We will fight hard to beat them,” he added.

Meanwhile, Peseiro will miss the services of some of his key players in the game.

Assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong returned to England last Saturday after sustaining an injury in the test game against Algeria’s home-based team.

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Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi spent only two days in camp before returning to his club over a hamstring issue.

The likes of captain Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, Samuel Chukwueze and Emmanuel Dennis all pulled out of the game as a result of injury.

The former Venezuela and Saudi Arabia tactician, however, insisted his side can cope with their absence.

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“We believe in the players that are here, we believe in their abilities. They know what to do and we believe in them.

“I have confidence in them that they will do well. We have enough quality in our team to cope with the absence of those who are not here,” he added.

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In their last three matches against the North Africans, Peseiro’s team has failed to secure a victory.

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