AFCON 2021: Nigeria coach, Peseiro predicts country that will win trophy

Jose Peseiro

Nigeria coach, Jose Peseiro, has tipped Egypt to win the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Egypt will take on hosts Cameroon in their semi-final clash.

Peseiro also applauded the Super Eagles’ outing at the tournament.

The three-time champions made a promising start to the competition winning all three group games against Egypt, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

The West Africans however suffered a shocking 1-0 defeat to the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the second round.

Peseiro was expected to take charge of the Super Eagles for the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs against the Black Stars of Ghana after he was announced new substantive head of the team on the eve of the AFCON.

It remain uncertain if he will be on the bench against the Black Stars following the clamour for interim manager Augustine Eguavoen to get the job on a full -time basis.

That has however not discourage Peseiro from sharing his thoughts on the team’s performance in Cameroon.

“The Africa Cup of Nations is a very strong competition between strong teams, including Nigeria, who were the best in the group stage, but after all, the four strongest teams throughout the tournament have reached the semi-finals,” the 61-year-old told Kingfut.

“Egypt didn’t do well against Nigeria, but after that, they showed their true abilities, their players gave a great performance against Morocco, they have what it takes to win the tournament.”

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