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2023 AFCON: Super Eagles ready to face Cote d’Ivoire, others – Peseiro

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The head coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has expressed his team’s preparedness for a challenging 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) campaign. The three-time African champions are set to compete in Group A against the host nation, Cote d’Ivoire, as well as Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

Peseiro emphasized that to win the competition, the Super Eagles must be ready to face formidable teams on the continent. He acknowledged the strength of their group opponents, stating, “If we want to win the AFCON, we must be prepared to face any team. Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, and Guinea-Bissau are strong teams.”

The coach conveyed this sentiment to reporters following the Super Eagles’ friendly match against Saudi Arabia in Portimao, Portugal, on Friday night. Peseiro acknowledged the challenges of a tournament where anything can happen and stressed the importance of focus in a short competition like the AFCON.

He added, “Our goal is to win our group and advance to the next phase. However, we must first compete against Lesotho and Zimbabwe. We are determined to qualify for the next World Cup.”

The Super Eagles will commence their 2023 AFCON campaign with a match against Equatorial Guinea at the Alhassan Quattara Stadium in Ebimpe on January 14, 2024.

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UCL: Calzona warns Osimhen, others on player selection

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Napoli coach Francesco Calzona has issued a stern warning to Victor Osimhen and his fellow players, emphasizing that he will base his selection for matches solely on performance, without considering their names or reputations.

Taking over from Walter Mazzarri on Monday, Calzona made significant substitutions during Napoli’s 1-1 draw with Barcelona on Wednesday night, including star forwards Osimhen and Kvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Despite the Serie A champions securing a draw in the first leg of the Round of 16 contest at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Osimhen was replaced immediately after scoring the equalizer in the 75th minute.

“I keep the players on the field who are performing well, I don’t take into account their names,” Calzona emphasized to Sky Sports Italia after the match.

Calzona further explained that he had not been tempted to keep Osimhen on the field longer after his goal. “No, in fact, I had been prepared to substitute him earlier, but due to tactical considerations, I kept him on for a few more minutes.”

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Ex-Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel confirms exit from Bayern Munich

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Thomas Tuchel has verified his exit from Bayern Munich. The club had previously announced that the German coach would depart at the conclusion of the ongoing season. The decision to part ways was mutual between the club and Tuchel. Confirming the conclusion of his tenure with Bayern, Tuchel informed reporters on Tuesday, “We have agreed to terminate our partnership after the conclusion of this season. Until then, my coaching staff and I will continue to strive for maximum success for FC Bayern.”

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2024 Olympic Qualifiers: 11 players arrive Super Falcons camp ahead Cameroon clash

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Ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon, 11 players have reported to the Super Falcons’ camp in Abuja. The camp commenced on Tuesday morning. Among the early arrivals are goalkeepers Chiamaka Nnadozie, Tochukwu Oluehi, Linda Jiwaku, and Akudo Ogbonna. The remaining players include Rasheedat Ajibade, Michelle Alozie, Tosin Demehin, Rofiat Imuran, Abiodun Deborah, Ifeoma Onumonu, and Gift Monday. Ten more players are expected to join the camp soon. Additionally, Head Coach Randy Waldrum has also arrived from the United States of America.

The first leg of the encounter will be hosted by Cameroon at the Stade de la Reunification, Douala, on Friday. The reverse fixture is scheduled for next week Monday at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja.

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