Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro, in an interview, held monday stated that Nigerian national team can capture a fourth Africa Cup of Nations trophy despite a difficult group.

The last time Nigeria won the AFCON title was in 2013 where it was hosted in South Africa. Although, the tournament kicks off properly on January 14 in Ivory Coast.

“We will fight to win the Africa Cup even though it won’t be easy,” Peseiro told NFF TV.

However, the Super Eagles face a tough first-round group with Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

The Ivorians have home-field advantage while Equatorial Guinea reached the quarterfinals last time.“Our group is not easy because we are up against the Ivory Coast, who have a good squad and are playing at home,” the coach acknowledged.

Peseiro attested that his boys for can deliver and secure another AFCON win. Although, being optimistic about Nigeria’s chances, he said that “We have to be at our best in our training and our matches,”.

The Portuguese manager trained over 70 players before selecting the final 25-man squad. “It was not easy to choose,” Peseiro admitted.

The Nigerian team gathers this week in Abu Dhabi for a training camp before the tournament. They kick off action on January 14 against Equatorial Guinea.

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