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AFCON2023: Super Eagles Still Among Favourites

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro believes that his team has a good chance of winning the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Peseiro acknowledged that they will have to perform at their best to come out on top in the tournament.

“Getting through the group stage is the minimum objective. We are in a group with Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and Ivory Coast, the host nation,” the 63-year-old told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport

“It is not possible to make a mistake. And then we are not the only ones among the favourites: Tunisia, Morocco, Senegal, Cameroon, Ivory Coast.

“When I signed, the minimum goal was to qualify. Now we have to raise the bar, and to do that I need my best players.”

The Super Eagles will begin their campaign against Equatorial Guinea on January 14, followed by a match against hosts Cote d’Ivoire four days later.

Their final game will be against Guinea-Bissau on January 22.