AFCON 2023: Peseiro should be sacked — Peterside


Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Peterside Idah has called for the sack of coach Jose Peseiro.

Peterside insisted that the Portuguese should be sacked despite leading the Super Eagles to second place in the just-concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Recall Nigeria suffered a 2-1 defeat to hosts Ivory Coast in the final game played on Sunday.

The victory saw Ivory Coast secure their third AFCON crown to tie Nigeria who also have won three in history

Peseiro led the Super Eagles to their first AFCON final since 2013, but for Peterside that is not enough to have him keep his job.

The ex-international questioned the gaffer’s defensive approach to games which he said is new to the country.
“You know, a lot of people have asked me yesterday, the coach got to the finals,” he said on Monday’s edition of Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

“What do you think? I said, fire him!”

When asked whether Nigerian football has an identity, he said: “Let me make it a little bit lighter for us, when we were younger, we used to shout ‘aaa, ooo’ while watching Nigeria’s game, what that sound signifies is that our football as a Nation is pass-based.”