Saturday Mar 25, 2023. 11:00
Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro says he would be surprised if he was fired following the team’s shock defeat to Guinea-Bissau.
The Super Eagles succumbed to a 1-0 loss in front of their fans in Abuja on Friday, thanks to Mama Balde’s goal in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
As a result, Nigeria slipped down to the second spot on the Group A standings – a point behind leaders Guinea-Bissau with three matches left.
The Portuguese tactician spoke to the media including Nigeria’s Daily Post after the game which was played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
When asked if he will be surprised if he’s fired following the loss to Guinea-Bissau, Peseiro replied: “I would be surprised if I’m sacked now.
“In today’s game in the first 30 minutes, we created chances, but the likes of [Victor] Osimhen, [Samuel] Chukwueze and [Wilfred] Ndidi could not score.
“But I believe my team played better than the results reflect, so for me, it’s a joke to talk about sacking me.”
The Super Eagles will look to avenge the defeat to the African Wild Dogs when the two teams meet at the Estádio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on Monday.