Jose Peseiro, head coach of the Super Eagles, says he accepted the job because he is hopeful of winning the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Peseiro said this on Wednesday, when he was officially presented to Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
His first outing with Nigeria was during the 1-2 loss to Mexico in a friendly on May 28.
He later led the team to a 0-1 to Ecuador on Thursday in another friendly in the U.S. and will now lead them in their first competitive game on Thursday in Abuja.
This is when they step out against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone for their first match of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers.
“I came here for one goal. I want to win the next AFCON for my fantastic players and Nigerians.
“I am confident because I believe in this team. I believe in the quality and the number of good players.
“I have followed Nigeria’s history in football from 1994 and other successful teams. I want to bring joy back to Nigerians,” Peseiro said.