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AFCON 2023: NFF Applauds Peseiro For Sending South Africa Back Home

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Vice-president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Shehu Dikko, has applauded the head coach of the Nigerian national team, Jose Peseiro, for his ingenuity and bold move against South Africa that send the Bafana-Bafana back home. The Super Eagles needed a penalty shoot-out to see off Bafana Bafana in the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations on last night to guarantee Nigeria into finals. 

Dikko, wrote on his verified X page, saying Peseiro trusted other players in his squad which insured the game went into its crucial phases of finals. 

The NFF vice-president wrote; “Congratulations @JosePeseiro… Fantastic job and huge respect ✊…. 

“Only a fearless, deliberate, competent and confident coach will be bold to replace his entire top three strikers and two central midfielders in Osimhen, Simon, Lookman, Iwobi, and Onyeka in a Semi-final do or die match ….. and even had the trust to send on his alternate central defender as the 6th substitute to go in for the Penalty kicks …. and all perfectly worked out very well and the positive results achieved…… WE BELIEVE,” Dikko concluded.