Jose Peseiro, the head coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria has said in his press conference that the super eagles of Nigeria will prevail in today’s friendly game against the Algerian Desert Foxes.
At Oran’s Miloud Hadefi Stadium, two of the continent’s powerhouses will square off. Kickoff is at 8:00 p.m. Nigerian time.
Nigeria has failed to win in any of the last three encounters with the Desert Foxes. However, he gave his strong confidence and high spirit of the team and Nigeria will surely win the night’s fixture.
“We trained well, we have been trying to introduce some new dynamics, some new methods that will be good for our team. The players have adapted well. The players have adapted well both on and off the pitch,” Peseiro said in his press which he th the NFF TV.
“We are going to play against a good team, it won’t be easy but we have quality. We will fight hard to beat them,” he added.
Although, some of the high profile players in the team will be absent in today’s fixture. Some of the players include :
Assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Ahmed Musa, Emmanuel Denis, Samuel Chukwueze have all returned to their clubsides after sustaining injury in the clash against the home base players of the Algerian team.
Further speaking, he said :
“We believe in the players that are here, we believe in their abilities. They know what to do and we believe in them.
“I have confidence in them that they will do well. We have enough quality in our team to cope with the absence of those who are not here,” he added.
AC Milan Clash: Atalanta Manager Gasperini Confirms Lookman’s Fitness
Gasperini, the manager of Atalanta, has announced that Ademola Lookman is ready for their Serie A match against AC Milan.
The upcoming game between La Dea and Stefano Pioli’s team will take place at the Stadio Giuseppe Meaza, San Siro, on Sunday.
Lookman recently returned from the Africa Cup of Nations with an injury, causing him to miss the previous weekend’s 3-0 victory over Sassuolo.
Despite this setback, Gasperini confirmed that the winger has recovered and is now available for selection.
Quoting Gasperini from football Italia, he said, “His comeback adds strength to our team. He looked impressive during training yesterday, with the injury pain significantly reduced. He is set to play tomorrow.”
This season, the 26-year-old has scored seven goals and contributed three assists for Atalanta.
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Chieftaincy Title Conferred on Super Eagles Goalkeeper, Nwabali in Egbema Kingdom
In recognition of his outstanding performance for the Super Eagles at the just concluded 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, Stanley Nwabali, the Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been honored with a chieftaincy title by the traditional ruler of Egbema Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Nzeobi Evaritus Amida.
Amida bestowed upon Nwabali the title of “The Pride of Egbema Kingdom” for bringing honor to the kingdom through his remarkable talents.
It is worth noting that in addition to the chieftaincy title, Nwabali was also rewarded with N20 million by the Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and received the honor of Distinguished Service Star of River State.
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Fulham Announces Iwobi and Bassey’s Return to Training
It has been revealed by the Premier League club Fulham that their Nigerian duo, Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey, are back in training at the club.
Both Iwobi and Bassey were part of Nigeria’s squad at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
On Thursday, the duo were seen in training, and the Whites marked their return with a brief message: “Our Super Eagles are back.”
The two players’ last appearance for Fulham was against Arsenal on December 31.
Iwobi and Bassey played important roles for the Super Eagles, who finished as runners-up in the 2023 AFCON finals, featuring in Nigeria’s seven games in the competition.
Fulham is set to take on Aston Villa in a Premier League clash on Saturday.
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