Sport AFCON 2023: Peseiro, NFF clash over final Super Eagles squad


There is currently tension between the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, and the head coach of the national team, Jose Peseiro, over the final squad list for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Sources told SKY BLAST TV that Peseiro has submitted a 25-man squad ahead of the tournament.But the NFF is putting pressure on the 63-year-old to make it 27 players.Peseiro, however, feels 25 players will be easier for him to manage instead of 27.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) allows countries to name up to 27 players in their AFCON squads. But only 23 will be registered on match days.Peseiro had clashed with the NFF over the original provisional list, submitting 40 players instead of 50 the federation wanted.The Super Eagles are due to depart to Dubai, UAE for a training camp before the competition kicks off.


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