Nigeria national football team: Updates 2024

Introduction

The Nigeria national football team has been making significant progress in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2024 tournament. Here are some updates on their recent matches and the announced squad for the tournament:

Nigeria national football team

Recent Matches:

  1. Semi-final: Nigeria played against South Africa in the semi-final at Stade Bouaké. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, and Nigeria won 4-2 in a penalty shootout [1].
  2. Quarter-final: Nigeria faced Angola in the quarter-final and won the match with a score of 1-0 [1].
  3. Round of 16: Nigeria played against Cameroon in the round of 16 and emerged victorious with a 2-0 scoreline [1].
  4. Group Stage: In the group stage, Nigeria played three matches. They drew 1-1 against Equatorial Guinea, won 1-0 against Ivory Coast, and won 1-0 against Guinea-Bissau [1].

Announced Squad for AFCON 2024:
Goalkeepers:

  • Stanley Nwabili (Chippa United)
  • Francis Uzoho (Omonoia FC)
  • Olorunleke Ojo (Enyimba Aba) [2]

Defenders:

  • William Troost-Ekong (POAK FC)
  • Bright Osayi Samuel (Fenerbahce SK)
  • Ola Aina (Nottingham Forest)
  • Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto)
  • Bruno Onyemaechi (Boavista FC)
  • Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion)
  • Calvin Bassey (Fulham)
  • Chidozie Awaziem (Boavista FC)
  • Kenneth Omuero (Kasimpasa SK) [2]

Midfielders:

  • Frank Onyeka (Bentford FC)
  • Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Southampton FC)
  • Alex Iwobi (Fulham)
  • Raphael Onyedika (Club Brugge KV)
  • Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC) [2]

Forwards:

  • Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)
  • Victor Oshimen (SSC Napoli)
  • Terem Moff (replacing Victor Boniface) (OGC Nice)
  • Samuel Chukwueze (AC Milan)
  • Ademola Lookman (Atalanta BC)
  • Moses Simon (FC Nantes)
  • Paul Onuachu (replacing Sadiq Umar) (Trabzonspor)
  • Ahmed Musa (Sivasspor) [2]

 Information about José Presario’s coaching experience:

José Peseiro is a Portuguese football manager with a wealth of coaching experience spanning almost 20 years. He has managed various clubs in Portugal, Arab countries, and has also worked as a national team coach. Here is a breakdown of his coaching career:

  1. Beginnings:
    • Peseiro started his managerial career in 1992 with UD Santarem in Portugal [1].
    • He spent his first eight years as a manager in the third and fourth tiers of Portuguese football [1].
    • In summer 1999, he was appointed at C.D. Nacional and helped the team gain promotion to the Primeira Liga in just three seasons [1].
  2. Sporting CP:
    • Peseiro signed with Sporting CP for the 2004-2005 season [1].
    • He led the team to a runner-up finish in the UEFA Cup, reaching the final but losing to PFC CSKA Moscow [1].
    • Peseiro resigned in October 2005 after a poor start to the season [1].
  3. Eastern Europe, Saudi Arabia:
    • Peseiro managed Panathinaikos FC in Greece in the 2007 off-season [1].
    • He also had a stint at FC Rapid București in Romania [1].
    • Peseiro then took charge of the Saudi Arabia national team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign [1].
  4. Al-Wahda and Al-Ahly:
    • Peseiro worked with Al Wahda FC in the UAE Pro League from November 2013 to January 2015 [1].
    • He later joined Al Ahly SC in Egypt [1].
  5. Return to Portugal:
    • Peseiro had a brief spell at FC Porto in 2016, replacing Julen Lopetegui [1].
    • He then returned to manage Braga for the 2016-2017 season [1].
    • Peseiro also had managerial stints at Sharjah FC and Vitória S.C. in Portugal [1].
    • In July 2018, he returned to Sporting CP after 13 years away but was relieved of his duties in November 2018 [1].
  6. Venezuela:
    • Peseiro was appointed as the head coach of the Venezuelan national team in February 2020 [1].
    • He led the team in the 2021 Copa América, where they were eliminated in the group stage [1].
    • Peseiro resigned in August 2021 due to unpaid wages amidst Venezuela’s economic crisis [1].
  7. Nigeria:
    • On 15 May 2022, Peseiro was appointed as the head coach of the Nigeria national team [2].

head coach of the Nigeria national football team

The current head coach of the Nigeria national football team is José Vítor dos Santos Peseiro [1]. He is a Portuguese football manager and former player who played as a forward. Peseiro took over as the manager of the Nigeria national team and his contract was renewed after he agreed to a significant reduction in wages [3].

Nigeria national football team

The Nigeria national football team, also known as the Super Eagles, has been making headlines with their recent performances and updates. Here are some of the latest updates on the Nigeria national football team:

  1. Africa Cup of Nations:
    • The Nigeria national football team recently participated in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament [1].
    • They played a match against South Africa at Stade Bouaké, which ended in a 1-1 draw [1].
    • The match took place on February 7th, and highlights of the game can be viewed on YouTube [1].
  2. Team Squad and Players:
    • The Nigeria national football team consists of a talented squad of players who represent the country in international competitions [1].
    • Some notable players in the team include Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi, and Alex Iwobi [1].
    • The team is known for its strong attacking prowess and solid defensive capabilities.
  3. Coaching Staff:
    • The Nigeria national football team is led by a dedicated coaching staff who work towards the team’s success [1].
    • The head coach of the team is responsible for tactical decisions and player selection [1].
    • The coaching staff focuses on developing the team’s skills, strategies, and teamwork to achieve positive results in matches.
  4. Future Fixtures and Competitions:
    • The Nigeria national football team is expected to participate in various upcoming fixtures and competitions [1].
    • They will continue their journey in the Africa Cup of Nations, aiming to progress further in the tournament [1].
    • Additionally, the team may also participate in international friendly matches and qualification matches for other tournaments.


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