The previous Chelsea and Manchester United boss has thrown his assist behind the three-time winners
Former Actual Madrid supervisor Jose Mourinho has revealed he needs Nigeria to win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Soccernet.ng experiences.
Nigeria’s Tremendous Eagles will commerce tackles with the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire on the Alassane Ouattara Stadium tonight (February 11, 2024) within the ultimate of the competitors.
A Nigerian win would see Jose Peseiro change into the first Portuguese coach to lift the AFCON trophy within the competitors’s 67-year historical past.
Greater than the historic angle, nevertheless, Mourinho is backing Peseiro to information Nigeria to victory due to their long-standing friendship.
Talking with FIVE UK in an excerpted clip of a yet-to-be-released episode, Mourinho described Peseiro as his “greatest pal”, including that they grew up collectively and attended the identical college, the place they “spent 5 years collectively day by day”.
Peseiro’s Tremendous Eagles are unbeaten in six video games on the AFCON, successful 5 matches, together with a 1-0 win over Sunday’s ultimate opponents.
— FIVE (@FIVEUK) February 11, 2024
“My greatest pal in soccer is within the ultimate,” Mourinho mentioned.
“The Nigerian coach is my greatest pal — he grew up with me.
“We studied collectively. We went to the college on the identical time. We spent 5 years collectively day by day. We left on the identical time. He’s most likely my largest pal in soccer. Jose, my massive pal. It is going to be an enormous alternative for him to make historical past. By no means has a Portuguese coach received the AFCON.”
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand additionally backs Nigeria to beat Cote d’Ivoire and elevate a fourth continental title.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 11, 2024
Reacting to the Mourinho video put up, Ferdinand wrote: “Let’s go Tremendous Eagles.”
Nigeria’s assembly with Cote d’Ivoire within the AFCON ultimate begins at 9 pm.