Former Nigerian international goalkeeper, Idah Peterside, has sought the sacking of the Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro.
According to The PUNCH, Peterside who retired from active football in 2002 and is currently a football analyst called on the Nigeria Football Federation to sack Peseiro on Monday while speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
Peseiro led the Super Eagles to the final of the African Cup of Nations which ended on Sunday. The team, however lost to Ivory Coast and took second position.
Captain Williams Troost-Ekong put Super Eagles ahead in the 38-minute of the game before the halftime.
Franck Kessie, a former Barcelona midfielder levelled up for Elephants of Cote D’ivoire and Sebastien Haller goal at 81-minute saw the Ivorians claiming their third continent trophy.
Prior to the game, the Super Eagles players and officials were confident that Nigeria would be crowned kings of Africa after Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final clash against host Cote D’ivoire.
Reacting, Peterside disclosed that Peseiro’s moment with the national team is over while condemning Peseiro’s defensive approach to games which he said is new to the country.
“You know, a lot of people asked me yesterday, if the coach got to the finals,” he said on Monday’s edition of Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. “What do you think? I said, fire him!” he said.
The AFCON hosts, Cote D’ivoire became the reigning champions after beating the Nigerian team 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday night at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.
The House of Representatives hailed the Super Eagles of Nigeria for clinching the silver prize at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations for the fifth time.
The spokesman for the house, Akin Rotimi, APC-Ekiti State, in a statement on Monday, said that the lawmakers celebrate the players and coaching crew for their spirited display in Cote’d Ivoire.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Super Eagles had said it accepted defeat after the 2023 AFCON final to Ivory Coast.
Reacting to their loss in an X tweet on Monday, the Eagles noted that even though they feel disappointed, they will cherish the silver medal they won.
“Disappointed, yet we make do with the Silver Medal,” the Eagles wrote.