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March 3, 2024
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Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro, at a pre-match news conference in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Peseiro: Super Eagles must be more clinical

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By Victor Okoye

Super Eagles Coach Jose Peseiro says the team must be more clinical if Nigeria is to go far in the knockout stages of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria booked their passage into the last 16 after defeating Guinea Bissau on Monday, thanks to a first-half own goal from Guinea-Bissau’s Opa Sangante.

The win was enough to earn them second place in Group A.

Nigeria dominated the game but poor finishing ensured it was a tense encounter to the end, with Osimhen missing several chances to secure the three points earlier in the contest.

Both teams also had late goals correctly ruled out for offside.

Peseiro told newsmen during a post-match on conference that the team could not afford to continue to miss clear chances in front of goal as it might be detrimental to Nigeria’s progress in the tournament.

“It is a new competition that is starting for us.

“The most important part of a competition is the knockout stage.

“We will have to be more clinical in front of goal because the slightest mistake will be fatal for us,” he said.

NAN reports that the Super Eagles are in the round of 16 of the AFCON for the 17th time.

They will next face the runners-up of Group C – either Guinea or Senegal – in the Round of 16 at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, on Saturday. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

Edited by Ephraims Sheyin

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