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Sao Tome & Principe vs Nigeria: Jose Peseiro reveals what to expect in Super Eagles team selection

Jose Peseiro

When the Super Eagles face Sao Tome & Principe on Monday, June 13 at the Stade d’Agadir in Morocco, head coach Jose Peseiro has promised to field a team featuring Nigeria’s best players.

On Thursday, the three-time African champions came from behind to defeat Sierra Leone 2-1, thanks to goals from Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen, along with Almeria’s Umar Sadiq and Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze, did not play for the Super Eagles during their tour of the United States, where they lost to Mexico (2-1) and Ecuador (1-0). (1-0).

However, the three attackers, who are among the best in Europe, were named to the starting lineup against Sierra Leone.

The Eagles’ next match is against Sao Tome and Principe, a tiny island nation that has never qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

And, regardless of the day’s opponents, Peseiro says he’ll keep the tradition of unleashing Nigeria’s best.

“We want to be the team at the top of the table, so we must fight hard against the opponents,” the Portuguese tactician told the press at his match conference.

“Every match, we must commit ourselves fully to winning it.

“As I said earlier in the week, Nigeria have a huge pedigree, and they also have both quality and quantity of players.

“It is important that we select the best all the time to win the big games.”

Guinea-Bissau is currently in first place in Group A of the Afcon qualifying series, having thrashed Sao Tome and Principe 5-1 on matchday one.

With a win over the Falcons and True Patrons in Morocco on Monday, the Super Eagles could take control of the group.

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