February 24, 2024
AFCON 2023: ‘Don’t Celebrate Yet’ – Peseiro To Super Eagles After Win Against Cote d’Ivoire


Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has warned his players there is still more work to be done despite their victory against Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday.

The West Africans revived their hopes of securing a berth in the Round of 16 courtesy of a 1-0 victory against the hosts at the Alassanne Quattara Stadium.

Centre-back William Troost-Ekong fired home the winning goal from the spot on 55 minutes after William Troost-Ekong was fouled inside the box.

Peseiro said it is important for his side to remain humble and focus on the task ahead.

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“Now is not the time to celebrate, I have told the players. We eat properly, rest well and start preparation for the next game against Guinea-Bissau,” the Portuguese said during his interaction with the media after the game.

“The game on Monday is very important and that is what we should focus on now.

“We will only celebrate when we win the tournament. Now it’s time to work, work and work.”

Nigerian will take on the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau in their final group game at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan next week Monday.

By Adeboye Amosu in Abidjan

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