Nigeria can beat Portugal -Jose Peseiro


By Yusuf Mutiu

Jose Peseiro, Super Eagle’s coach has stated that his team are blessed with the Quality to beat Portugal.

The Portuguese coach will battle lead Super Eagles against World Cup-bound Portugal in a friendly match on Thursday night at Estadio Jose Alvalade, Lisbon.

The gaffer has at his disposal bulk of the Super Eagles talents except Napoli striker, Victor Oshimen who was ruled out lately due to injury.

Many of Super Eagles players have been in fine form for their respective clubs across Europe this season.

Terem Moffi has scored 10 goals in 14 league appearances for Lorient this season.

Genk forward, Paul Onuachu has scored 14 goals in 15 league appearances for the Smurfs this term.

Moses Simon and Ademola Lookman are also going into the game against a Ronaldo-less Portugal side in fine form and confidence.

“We would have loved to have played against Portugal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on 24 (November) in an opening game of the group stage,” Peseiro told NFF TV.

“But now Portugal will play Ghana (at the World Cup).

“Nigeria deserved to play at the World Cup.

“This is a friendly match, we want to do our maximum and beat Portugal, but it won’t be easy.

“We will show our individual and collective qualities and want to improve against big national teams.

“We will defend the national shirt by giving our best.”

The game will kick off at 7:45 pm Nigeria time


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