Make Super Eagles blend home, overseas players, Dares tell Peseiro

make super eagles blend home, overseas players, dares tell peseiro
make super eagles blend home, overseas players, dares tell peseiro

On Wednesday, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, the Honorable Sunday Dare, tasked the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, José Santos Peseiro, with assembling a roster comprised of the finest professional players from Nigeria and overseas.

He stated that the ministry will aid in the process of rebuilding by providing a conducive environment for the Portuguese coach to employ his best efforts to restore the faith of football-loving Nigerians and the government in the Super Eagles.

At a brief ceremony in Abuja, when the NFF officially introduced Peseiro to the government of Nigeria via the Sports Ministry, Dare reminded the manager that Nigerians expect their national teams to win every game, despite the fact that this is physically impossible.

“Even if the team loses, it must have showed a high level of dedication, fervour, consistency, and discipline on and off the field.

“In order to understand the passion our people have for the game and why they want their team to always win, you must live in our country, experience our food, our weather, and our hospitality.

“I want you to know that the procedure that produced you was governed by diligence, dedication, and teamwork spirit, and was quite comprehensive. I am confident that you will establish a name for yourself by leading the Super Eagles to new heights.”

The Minister then instructed Peseiro to lead the Super Eagles to a decisive victory against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Day 1 of the qualification series for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Earlier, NFF 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko, who stood in for NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick, reaffirmed that the Portuguese met all of the Federation’s requirements, having coached on four continents, worked with big clubs and big players, and exhibited a strong desire to work with the Super Eagles.

Peseiro, for his part, praised the government and people of Nigeria for the opportunity to coach the Super Eagles and stated that he is entirely committed to winning the Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire next summer.

Since watching them play at the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States, I’ve always admired the Nigerian national team.

“This team has a strong pedigree. Presently, we have both a large number and a high calibre of players, which is a positive circumstance for any team.

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