It’s June, and the fans of the Super Eagles of Nigeria are beginning to live with the reality that Nigeria wouldn’t be at the Qatar 2022 World Cup in November.
So much heartbreak and pain for the fans in March having failed to qualify for the Mundial. But moving on is key and it’s beginning to happen.
On moving on, the focus right now for the Nigerian fans is having the Super Eagles of Nigeria qualify for the 2023 African Cup of Nations, AFCON to be staged in Ivory Coast.
With Jose Peseiro the new manager coming in last month, he took up his first competitive game this evening with the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Sierra Leone in the first game of the 2023 AFCON Qualifiers at the Moshood Abiola Stadium.
His first shot at that was a 2-1 win as Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen scored for Nigeria having gone 1 nil down in the 11th minute of the game.
The majoe highlight of the game was the devastating state of the turf. Thousands of synonyms could be used to describe the dreadful state of the pitch, and no doubt that affected the performance of play by players of both sides.
Nigeria sit 2nd on the table on goals difference behind Guinea-Bissau who mauled Sao Tome and Principe 5-1.
The next game for the Super Eagles is on the 13th of June against Sao Tome and Principe.