Jose Peseiro

Peseiro quits as Super Eagles coach

Super Eagle Peseiro has decided to quit his post as Head Coach of the Super Eagles. The Portuguese tactician revealed this in a terse post on social media app, X, on Friday. Peseiro led Nigeria to the final of the just concluded AFCON 2023, losing 2-1 to host nation Ivory Coast in a nervy final. The 63-year-old Portuguese tactician is reportedly a free agent following the expiration of his contract with the NFF and is yet to decide on his next coaching job. Peseiro has been linked with the vacant Algeria job and insists he has up to 7 offers on his table. “I told everyone to come back at the end of the month. What is certain is that I want to continue coaching and I need to choose wisely,” he told Goal. “At this moment, I repeat, all options remain possible. I received a lot of options and a lot of contacts from national teams or clubs. “I would say 5, 6 or 7 offers. “I let them all know that I need to rest and that when …

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AFCON Performance: Fubara Hosts Nwabali, Gifts Him N20m

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – Governor Siminalayi Fubara on Friday hosted Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali and the latest Basketball Champions, Rivers Hoopers, at State Government House, raining cash and state honour on them Governor Fubara at the ceremony held at the Executive Council Chambers announced the cash gift of N20m to the goalkeeper who is from Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of the state for his impressive performance. The governor also nominated him for a state award, Distinguished Service Star of Rivers State (DSSRS), the second-highest honour awarded to individuals who have excelled in their profession, and for high profile politicians like serving and former governors. The Super Eagles’ crew who were present at the ceremony, including Coach Jose Peseiro and Finidi George equally received a cash reward of N30m for their efforts at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast. For emerging the champions of the National Basketball League, Governor Fubara gifted N50 million to Rivers Hoopers, the State Basketball Team. The governor particularly commended the Rivers born Stanley Nwabali for his excellent goalkeeping …

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AFCON: We are sad —Peseiro on Nigeria’s failure to win trophy

Jose Peseiro has expressed sadness at Nigeria’s failure to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Ivory Coast. Peseiro beat all odds, including financial constraints and injuries to key players, to lead the Super Eagles to the final of the 2023 AFCON. Peseiro’s men were unbeaten in six games, drawing against Equatorial Guinea and securing victories over Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Angola, and South Africa to reach the final. However, they lost 2-1 against the host in the final on Sunday. In a tweet via his X account, Peseiro also said the Super Eagles are very proud of the tournament they played. “We are sad for not having been able to win this title for Nigeria. But we are very proud of the tournament we played,” Peseiro, who is currently out of contract, tweeted. “Guys, only we know how much we suffered and fought to have reached this final. I can’t find the words to thank everyone for what we did and achieved. I am grateful.”

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Iwobi: ‘You are a bully’ – Asisat Oshoala calls out Tunde Ednut

Super Falcons Striker, Asisat Oshoala has hit out at blogger Tunde Ednut over his disparaging comments towards Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi. Following Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat against Ivory Coast in the final of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Ednut took to social media to ridicule Iwobi, who has often been targeted by online critics. Ednut’s insensitive caption, “Iwobi is out, Thank you Lord…”, sparked outrage among fans and fellow players alike. However, Oshoala was not pleased] with Ednut. In a series of fiery Instagram posts, the former Barcelona star condemned Ednut’s actions and labelled him a “bully.” She wrote, “Tunde is an asshole !!! Boys give am money to do giveaway, he dey form god. Old fool…who d fuck do you think you are? Ode buruku. You failed in your field and gave up but have the gut to call out someone who keeps trying and obviously doing way better than you. You for continue if na so e easy na. AGBAYA OSHI. She continued, “If Tunde has a problem with women, all he does is body shame them. …

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Eagles Defeat: Halt Cyber-bullying Directed Towards Alex Iwobi – Musa writes Fans

By Chris Udochukwu Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa has urged fans to stop attacking his colleague Alex Iwobi on social media. In a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday night, Musa said the team lost the final match against hosts Ivory Coast on Sunday, noting that it is unfair to single out Iwobi for attacks. “Dear fans, I want to please urge you to halt the cyber-bullying directed towards Alex Iwobi,” Musa wrote. “Cyber bullying is not just a violation of decency but also a serious crime. It’s hypocritical to claim that football unites us while engaging in such behavior. “Losing a game is undoubtedly tough, but targeting a single player for the team’s shortcomings is unfair and unjust. We win as a team, and we lose as a team. Alex gave his all on the field, just like every member of our squad. “Instead of spreading negativity, let’s show genuine love and support to our players. They need our encouragement now more than ever. Let’s uplift each other and stand united, both in victory and defeat. Thanks.” Dear …

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Photo News: Osimhen Speaks With Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara At The End Of Africa Cup Of Nations 2024 Final

Nigeria’s forward #9 Victor Osimhen (L) speaks with President of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 final football match between Ivory Coast and Nigeria at Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Sia KAMBOU / AFP)

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AFCON: You Gave Good Account Of Yourselves – Speaker To Super Eagles

By Chris Udochukwu The Speaker of the House of Representatives has hailed the Super Eagles despite losing to Cote d’Ivoire in the final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations. Precise Post recalls that Nigeria, on Sunday night, lost to the host nation, Cote d’Ivoire, by two goals to one in the final of continental male football competition. Speaker Abbas hailed the Nigerian male national team for uniting Nigerians across religious, ethnic and political lines, noting that the country has been more united by their sterling performance at the tournament. According to the statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, made available to Precise Post, Speaker Abbas noted thay the Super Eagles gave a good account of themselves during the tournament. “The Super Eagles, based on their performance at the tournament, deserved victory but narrowly lost the AFCON trophy. Nevertheless, they have proven that Nigeria remains the giant of Africa in sport and other endeavours. During the tournament, Nigerians showed that we are one great nation. Nigerians are proud of you,” the Speaker told the Super Eagles …

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AFCON final: Nigeria police show support for Super Eagles

The Nigeria Police Force has expressed its support for the Super Eagles, wishing the team the strength and agility of an eagle to soar in the African Cup of Nations final held today. This sentiment was conveyed in a statement posted on the Force’s Facebook page on Sunday. The statement read, “May the powers above bolster the strength and agility of our Eagle to soar beyond the limits comprehensible by the elephant. And when the eagle alights, may it do so triumphantly clutching the trophy in its claws. Go Super Eagles! “Just as the eagle on the NPF crest symbolizes strength and authority, may our feathered friends soar to victory today! Show the elephants the true power of the sky! Bring the trophy home to Nigeria! The Super Eagles of Nigeria will clash head-to-head with the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire today in the final of the 2023 AFCON.

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I Watch AFCON More Than European Football – Mourinho Reveals

Jose Mourinho, the former Chelsea and Roma coach, has hailed the officiating at the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON. The Portuguese tactician, while admitting that he watches the African tournament more than European football, stated that Europe should emulate Africa’s honesty in officiating, especially the use of Video Assistant Referee, VAR. He said VAR’s decisions at the AFCON are not influenced to favour rich or famous teams. He suggested that the headquarters of VAR should be in Africa. “I have watched AFCON more than European football. They are simply teaching us to be honest. In AFCON VAR is used exactly the way it should be used,” Mourinho said per CFC News Report.“They do not use it to help the money magnet teams or famous teams. This is why you saw the best out of every team . Because they know VAR is not hired behind the scenes but is for everyone. They listen even to their Players if the Ref missed something and go check. In Europe if I as a coach or a player plead with a ref to …

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AFCON: How Cote d’Ivoire Have Fared in Finals

By Our Reporter There is nothing sacrilegious about host nations losing in the Final match of the Africa Cup of Nations, as a number of host nations have come so close, seen the trophy displayed in front of their vociferous and passionate fans and yet failed to get their hands on the coveted prize. In the fifth edition of the championship in 1965 (the competition’s founding nations were Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Africa, though South Africa eventually did not take part until 1996, a fall-out of her apartheid policies), hosts Tunisia lost 2-3 (after extra time) to defending champions Ghana at the Stade Chedli Zouiten in Tunis. In 1982, Ghana was passing through a phase of harsh economic conditions, and military strongman Jerry John Rawlings said the government could not afford to send the Black Stars to Libya for the 13th AFCON. Libya’s strongman Moamer Ghadaffi bailed the team out by sending an aircraft to fly the Black Stars to Tripoli. In the opening match, both teams played a 2-2 draw. Incidentally, they met in the Final two weeks …

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Atiku Mourns Dr Ojougboh, The Man Who Slumped As Soon As That 89th Minutes’ Penalty Was Awarded To South Africa Against Nigeria

By Chris Udochukwu ABUJA – The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has mourned the demise of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, describing him as a shining example of patriotism. Precise Post recalls that Dr. Cairo slumped as soon as that 89th minutes’ penalty was awarded to South Africa against Nigeria during the AFCON semi-final match on Wednesday, and couldn’t be revived. Atiku who took to his X account to send his condolences, said late Cairo’s dedication to Nigeria was unwavering, and his departure is a personal loss that leaves a void in his heart. “As we mourn, let us remember the passion and zeal for Nigeria that defined his life”, Atiku added. The full condolence message reads: ‘The sudden passing of my close friend, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, deeply saddens me. His love for our country was profound. Cairo was a shining example of patriotism; his dedication to Nigeria was unwavering, and his departure is a personal loss that leaves a void in my heart. As we mourn, let us remember the passion and zeal for Nigeria that …

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AFCON: Shettima Celebrates With Super Eagles After Semi-Final Victory

By Ogechi Okorie ABUJA – Vice President Kashim Shettima has celebrated with the Super Eagles after victory over South Africa’s Bafana Bafana at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 semi-final in Cote d’Ivore. The match finished 1-1 after extra time and the three-time champions will face hosts Ivory Coast or the Democratic Republic of Congo, who meet later, in the final on Sunday. Both regular-time goals also came from penalties with captain William Troost-Ekong scoring after 67 minutes for Nigeria and Teboho Mokoena equalised from a 90th-minute spot-kick. Before the commencement of the match, the vice president was sent by President Bola Tinubu to boost the morale of the players. After Nigeria’s victory, an elated Vice President visited the Super Eagles in the dressing room. The Vice President, Sen. @KashimSM has felicitated with the Nigeria’s men senior football team – the Super Eagles for a well deserved victory against South Africa in this evening’s semi final match at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

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How Nine-Man Ivory Coast Beat Mali, Reach AFCON Semi-Finals

By Ogechi Okorie A back-heel goal by Oumar Diakite in added time at the end of extra time gave hosts Ivory Coast a 2-1 win over Mali in Bouake on Saturday after a dramatic Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final. Reduced to 10 men by a red card at the end of the first half, the Ivorians fell behind in the second half to a Nene Dorgeles goal only for Simon Adingra to equalise in the 90th minute. AFP

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AFCON: How Super Eagles Defeated Angola With Lone Goal To Qualify For Semi Final

By Chris Udochukwu The Super Eagles of Nigeria has defeated Angola to become the first team to book a place in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast. Ademola Lookman was once again the hero, connecting with a cross from Moses Simon to put the Eagles in front in the 41st minute. The goal was enough to secure a place for the Nigerians in the last four of the competition. The Super Eagles then saw the game out before a crowd of 18,757 in Abidjan, with Osimhen finding the net only for his effort to be disallowed after the VAR ruled him to be offside. The Napoli superstar, Africa’s reigning footballer of the year, remains stuck on just one goal at this AFCON, but Nigeria’s success has been built around an impressive defence that has now kept four consecutive clean sheets. The three-time continental champions advance to a last-four tie next Wednesday against Cape Verde or South Africa in the central Ivorian city of Bouake — those sides meet in the quarter-finals on Saturday. Angola, meanwhile, go home …

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AFCON: There’s No Stopping Nigeria, Kalu Declares

…Congratulates Super Eagles on victory against Angola By Ogechi Okorie Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has declared that Nigeria is unstoppable in her bid to win the 2023 African Cup of Nations currently ongoing in Côte d’Ivoire. According to the statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Speaker, Levinus Nwabughiogu made available to Precise Post, Kalu made the declaration after the Super Eagles of Nigeria, last night, demolished theBlack Sable Antelopes of Angola by 1-0 in the Quarter Finals of the biggest African football fiesta to qualify for Semi Finals. The Deputy Speaker who was a member of the National Assembly delegation to Angola led by the Senate President, Senator Godswill Akpabio in solidarity with the Super Eagles said that the coast is now clear for Nigeria to reach the finals and lift the trophy. Congratulating the team, Kalu hailed the indomitable spirit of the players and the entire technical crew, saying they have spread joy and elicited excitement in Nigerians across all regions and ethnic backgrounds. He enjoined the team …

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