AFCON: We must convert our chances to defeat Cote d’Ivoire – Peseiro

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By Muhyideen Jimoh

Abidjan, Jan. 16, 2024 (NAN) Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro, has emphasised the need for the team to convert their chances in the second match against hosts Cote d’Ivoire at the ongoing 2023 AFCON.

Peseiro said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abidjan, ahead of the crucial clash on Thursday against the Ivorians.

He rued the missed chances against Equatorial Guinea in their opening match, while assuring of a more composed outing against the Ivorians who currently top the group.

“Our team created a lot of chances in our last game, but we scored only one goal.

“If you want to win AFCON, you must be ready to face tough oppositions. So, we are ready, Cote d’Ivoire is a good team and one of the favourites.

“If we create the same opportunities and take our chances, then we have a better chance of winning against Cote d’Ivoire,” he said.

The gaffer said the technical crew was working round the clock to perfect strategies and ensure victory in the make or mar match.

He, however, appealed to Nigerians to continue to support the team and not engage in criticism that could dampen the morale of the players.

NAN reports that the team struggled to convert the numerous chances created in their 1-1 draw against a resilient Equatorial Guinea on Sunday. (NAN)

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