Super Eagles of Nigeria Head Coach Jose Paseiro is confident he can lead Nigeria to a fourth AFCON title win in Ivory Coast.
A poor 2022 run has seen Nigeria go from a painful AFCON round of 16 exit to missing the 2022 FIFA World Cup but Paseiro is optimistic the Eagles will be “Unstoppable” when the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations gets underway.
WHAT PASEIRO SAID AS QUOTED BY OWNGOALNIGERIA
“Morocco’s performance at the World Cup shows African football has come of age and many teams especially from the rest of the world will now show more respect to teams from the continent,”
“On our part (Super Eagles), the aim still remains to win the next Africa Cup of Nations and we are ready to beat any team that comes our way. That’s the target and it remains the same.
“We have very good games in the qualifiers. We want to finish well and it starts with transmitting my ideas and tactics to the players. They will get it before the Afcon and we will be unstoppable.”
NIGERIA’S PATH TO THE 2023 AFCON
With 6 points from the opening two games, Jose Paseiro tutored Super Eagles sit top of the standings in a group that also has Guinea Bissau (4 points), Sierra Leone (1 point), Sao Tome and Principe (0 point).
The Eagles will next face Guinea Bissau in March 2023, and a win in that game will secure a place at the 2023 AFCON for Nigeria with two games to spare.
WHEN WILL THE 2023 AFCON BE PLAYED
Following a decision by CAF to move the competition from the summer of 2023, the 34th Africa Cup of Nations tournament will take place in January 2024 in Ivory Coast.