Nigeria v South Africa: What Super Eagles Needs to Do to Win AFCON Semifinal Match, Peseiro Opens Up

Nigeria v South Africa: What Super Eagles Needs to Do to Win AFCON Semifinal Match, Peseiro Opens Up

  • Nigerian will meet South Africa in Bouake on Wednesday, February 7, for a place in the AFCON 2023 final
  • Legit.ng reports that at the ongoing tournament, the Super Eagles have created many big scoring chances but have not scored more than two goals in a game
  • Speaking ahead of the Nigeria versus South Africa match, Super Eagles boss, Jose Peseiro, asked his men to be ruthless

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Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire - Super Eagles of Nigeria manager, Jose Peseiro, has said his team must be clinical if they hope to dispatch the Bafana Bafana of South Africa in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 semifinal encounter.

Praising his team’s defensive solidity, Peseiro hopes to see improvements in attack.

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Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, has already achieved the target set for him in AFCON 2023. Photo credit: DeFodi Images
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According to Daily Trust, the Portuguese coach spoke ahead of the highly-anticipated Nigeria-South Africa knockout match.

He said:

"Once again we played without conceding, scored a goal, but I would have liked more. The team could have created more opportunities.
"I remain satisfied with my players but want us to be more efficient."

Sturdy Nigeria, South Africa

Legit.ng reports that South Africa and Nigeria have not conceded in their last four AFCON matches, underlining their resolute defensive abilities.

However, that will be put under massive test when the two nations face each other on Wednesday, February 7, in the last four.

The two sides have come face to face 14 times, with the first fixture coming in 1992.

They last met at the 2019 edition of AFCON held in Egypt, with Nigeria winning.

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Peseiro threatens to dismiss Super Eagles stars

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Peseiro reportedly threatened to throw out any player who broke camp rules.

Super Eagles stars must not be late to team meetings, pick up telephone calls during meetings, obey team curfews with bedtime being 11 pm, and must not entertain female visitors.

Source: Legit.ng

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