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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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Euro 2024: Ronaldo sets new record as Portugal crush Turkey 3-0

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Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo made history again as his team triumphed 3-0 over Turkey at Euro 2024 on Saturday.

Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes scored, with an own goal by Samet Akaydin, securing a straightforward victory.

Ronaldo assisted Fernandes in scoring the final goal, tapping into an empty net.

This assist marked the 39-year-old’s seventh in the competition, adding another record to his impressive collection.

The victory ensured Roberto Martinez’s team advanced to the last-16 as group winners.

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Aguero set to make return to football

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Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has announced that he is on the verge of returning to football as a club owner. Aguero, however, declined to disclose the name of the club.

The 36-year-old made this revelation during a recent conversation with Argentine streamer Coscu, whose real name is Martin Perez Disalvo.

When asked about his interest in returning to football as a manager, the former Barcelona star replied, “The truth is that I’m considering getting involved in a football club as an owner. I’m not going to reveal which club it is, but I believe we are on the right track. I enjoy being able to manage, to help the club progress, and to build a strong team and staff.”

Aguero retired from professional football in 2021 after being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat, just days after being hospitalized.

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EPL: Ex-Arsenal player, Kevin Campbell is dead

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Arsenal announced on Saturday that their former player, Kevin Campbell, has passed away at the age of 54.

Campbell, a striker, played for the Gunners, Nottingham Forest, and Everton.

Throughout his nearly 20-year career, he scored 148 goals in 542 club appearances.

“Everyone at Everton is deeply saddened by the death of our former striker Kevin Campbell at the age of just 54.

“Not just a true Goodison Park hero and icon of the English game, but an incredible person as well – as anyone who ever met him will know. RIP, Super Kev,” an Everton statement read.

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After retiring from playing in May 2007, Campbell went on to have a successful career in the media.

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