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Peseiro eyes AFCON qualifiers group top spot

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Peseiro eyes AFCON qualifiers group top spot

Super Eagles coach is hopeful of upstaging Guinea Bissau at the top of Group A of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, after their clash against island country Sao Tome and Principe on Monday (today).

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The game comes up in Marrakech, Morocco after the Sao Tomeans couldn’t present a suitable home venue for the qualification series.

The Eagles beat a stubborn Sierra Leone side 2-1 in their first game of the qualifiers in Abuja on Thursday but are placed second on goals difference after Guinea Bissau hammered Sao Tome 5-1 in their opening tie in Marrakech.

Speaking ahead of the tie against the Sao Tomeans, Peseiro said with his side’s pedigree, they deserved to occupy the top spot in Group A and would do so with a convincing style against their less-fancied opponents today.

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“Yes, we want to be at the top of the table, that is why we must fight hard against every opponent and we must commit ourselves fully to winning every match. Like I said last week, Nigeria have a huge pedigree with quality players. It’s very important that we select the best at all times to win the big games,” Peseiro said.


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