AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Places Phone Ban on Players Ahead of South Africa Clash

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Coach Peseiro Places Phone Ban on Players Ahead of South Africa Clash

  • Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, has taken a drastic decision ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final clash against South Africa
  • The Portuguese tactician, Peseiro has ordered Super Eagles players to switch off their mobile phones from 9 pm every day
  • The decision was to avoid distractions and enable players to remain focused ahead of the Wednesday, February 7 clash

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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - Super Eagles players have been ordered to switch off their mobile phones from 9 pm daily ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final clash against South Africa

According to The Punch, the coach, Jose Peseiro, gave the order after some of the players were seen playing the game ‘Call of Duty’ on X (formerly known as Twitter).

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Peseiro places phone ban on Super Eagles players
AFCON 2023: Super Eagles players ordered to switch off their mobile phones from 9pm daily Photo Credit: @JosePeseiro/@NGSuperEagles
Source: Twitter

Peseiro reportedly gave the order to avoid distractions and enable the Super Eagles players to remain focused ahead of their crucial game.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will confront the Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake on Wednesday, February 7.

“The players have been told to put off their phones from 9 pm to rest well and avoid distractions of any form by the coach,”
“The coach has also stayed away from the media as he intensifies preparations for the match against South Africa.”

Nigeria qualified for the last four courtesy of Ademola Lookman’s first-half goal in the 41st minute against Angola in the quarter-final on Friday, February 2

The clash against South Africa will be Nigeria's 16th semi-final appearance in AFCON tournaments.

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3 ways Nigeria can defeat South Africa

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Super Eagles were tipped to defeat the Bafana Bafana in the semi-final and advance to the final of the CAF AFCON 2023 in Cote d'Ivoire.

The three ways in which the Super Eagles of Nigeria can defeat the Bafana Bafana of South Africa have been revealed. Nigeria can overcome South Africa if the Super Eagles take care of three important aspects of the game.

Maintaining solid defence, controlling the midfield and making sure the semi-final match ends in regulation time.

Source: Legit.ng

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