On Sunday, Cote d’Ivoire emerged champions of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating the Tremendous Eagles of Nigeria 2-1 in the final.
The 2023 AFCON was Jose Peseiro’s first competitors as Tremendous Eagles boss, and he carried out very properly.
Previous to the AFCON, Nigeria was fairly poor, successful simply one of many earlier 5 video games. They struggled towards African minos like Mozambique, Lesotho, and Zimbabwe. And of their preparatory sport for the AFCON, they misplaced 2-0 to Guinea.
Nevertheless, the group carried out higher than what many followers anticipated, reaching the ultimate of the competitors however narrowly dropping to Cote d’Ivoire. Now that the AFCON is finished, all of the international locations concerned can return to the drafting board and restrategize forward of the following version subsequent 12 months and the World Cup qualifiers.
For Nigeria, the difficulty on the entrance burner is the teaching place. Earlier than the AFCON, Peseiro’s job was within the steadiness due to poor outcomes. Final July, when Peseiro’s contract expired, the NFF have been skeptical about handing him one other deal. However finally, they gave him a contract that might hold him till February.
Ordinarily, Peseiro’s take care of the Tremendous Eagles is anticipated to finish this month, however together with his latest efficiency, they might prolong his deal.
Though he made some tactical errors on the AFCON, he has confirmed that he can take the Tremendous Eagles to the following degree with time. However, one might take a look at it as a flash within the pan. Furthermore, it was simply seven video games.
Presently, hiring one other overseas coach could also be too costly for the NFF. In addition to, nobody is bound that Peseiro isn’t being owed his wages. So, bringing in one other coach might be a nasty thought for the Tremendous Eagles.
Additionally, bringing in one other coach might show counter-productive, because the World Cup qualifiers are on, and the following AFCON is simply subsequent 12 months. If a brand new coach is introduced in, the gamers must adapt to a brand new philosophy, and with the little time left, there’s a excessive chance of failure.
The NFF is but to state their subsequent line of motion, however one factor is bound, if Peseiro is let go, different African groups would attempt to get his companies. However, within the subsequent few days, we are going to know what subsequent for the Tremendous Eagles and Peseiro.