Super Eagles of Nigeria head coach Jose Peseiro is looking forward to facing one of the greatest players in the history of the game in Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo
Peseiro confident Super Eagles can stop Portugal
'Operation Ronaldo' - Three losses in five games for Peseiro who is confident Super Eagles can stop his country Portugal led by Ronaldo.
Peseiro led the Super Eagles to a draw in a test match against the Algerian home-based team preparing for the African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The team followed that up with a 1-2 loss to the Dessert Foxes of Algeria in a friendly fixture that took place in Oran.
During the next international break, the Super Eagles are set to face off against Portugal team bound to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in their next friendly fixture.
Peseiro on Super Eagles vs Portugal
After the loss to Algeria, Peseiro is already looking forward to the game against Portugal.
Portugal will face the Super Eagles to prepare for the World Cup group game against the Black Stars of Ghana.
Peseiro has now lost three of his five competitive outings with the Super Eagles but is hopeful of a positive result against Portugal.
Speaking to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Peseiro said, “I am happy to play against Portugal. It is my country.
“We will do a good match. I hope the players who are injured recover (in time for this match).
“I will choose the best players, but I hope no big injuries in the team.”
The Super Eagles of Nigeria face a Portuguese team that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, and Diogo Jota in a friendly fixture scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 17, 2022.