AFCON AFCON 2023: Peseiro Urges Super Eagles To Remain Compose Against Angola

Before Friday’s match against Palancas Negras of Angola, head coach Jose Peseiro has cautioned his Super Eagles players to remain composed and control their excitement following their quarterfinal qualification.

Prior to the evening match at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, the Portuguese manager stated that he has kept repeating to the players that they have not yet won anything and that they must focus and be fully aware of this.

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“I am telling them that we are only in the last-8, that we still have some way to go, and that the farther we go, the tougher the opposition becomes.

“We have played four matches and won three, so we must keep level heads as we go forward.

“Our philosophy is that there are no small teams here at the Africa Cup.

“Every team qualified to be here, and every team in the knockout phase qualified from a group phase.

“Any team in the last-8 is good enough for the trophy.

“We believe we are good enough for the trophy, but we must continue working and putting out our best on match days.”

Gelson Dala struck a brace against the regional rivals at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake as the Negras destroyed Namibia’s Brave Warriors 3-0 in the Round of 16.

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