Peseiro names two national teams he believes are the main contenders to win World Cup 
Published: November 19, 2022
Speaking after the friendly between the Super Eagles and Seleção das Quinas on Thursday night, Nigeria manager Jose Peseiro has named two countries he believes are the main contenders to win the 2022 World Cup which begins in Qatar on Sunday.   Peseiro has picked his country Portugal and defending champions...
Four players that Peseiro should have invited for Portugal friendly 
Published: November 18, 2022
The Super Eagles played their last international game in the year 2022 with a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Portugal on Thursday night.    Allnigeriasoccer.com here presents the players that Nigerians would have hoped got the invitation from Jose Peseiro.  1. Raphael Onyedika  The Club Brugge midfi...
'I don't need Pepe's shirt for myself' - Finidi reveals why he asked for Portugal defender's shirt  
Published: November 18, 2022
Super Eagles legend Finidi George has explained why he asked for Portugal defender Pepe's shirt shortly after the friendly  between the World Cup-bound European nation and Nigeria at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon on Thursday night.   The camera caught the moment as Finidi, a two-time World Cupper w...
'He has my protection' - Peseiro backs Dennis after penalty miss v Portugal 
Published: November 18, 2022
Manager Jose Peseiro has defended Emmanuel Dennis in the wake of his penalty miss during the second half of Nigeria's 4-0 defeat at the hands of Portugal on Thursday night.    With eleven minutes left on the clock, the Cypriot referee pointed to the spot after Diogo Dalot fouled Bright Osayi-Samuel in the a...
Man Utd's Portugal star hails Patrício after penalty save, admits Nigeria created chances late on
Published: November 18, 2022
Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes was the hero for Portugal in their friendly against Nigeria on Thursday evening, scoring a first half brace in their 4-0 win over the three-time African champions.   From a Nigerian perspective, the major talking point from the game was Emmanuel Dennis failing to convert...
'Scoreline exaggerated' - Peseiro reacts to Super Eagles' heavy loss to Portugal 
Published: November 18, 2022
Nigeria manager Jose Peseiro has insisted that the Super Eagles did not deserve to lose 4-0 to Portugal in an international friendly on Thursday evening.   The Super Eagles were no match for the World Cup-bound European nation, suffering their fifth straight defeat in friendly matches    Nigeria showed ...
Nigeria player ratings : Dennis fall guy; Samuel, Iwobi impress; Lookman ineffective; Uzoho worst display 
Published: November 17, 2022
Nigeria lost 4-0 to Portugal in the national team's last match of the year 2022 in a one-sided  international friendly game.    Allnigeriasoccer.com here presents the player ratings from the Nigerian team.    The Starters   Goalkeeper   Francis Uzoho  : The goalkeeper could not prev...
Finidi's Pepe shirt 'fight' with Simon and five other observations from Nigeria loss to Portugal 
Published: November 17, 2022
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo was not part of Portugal's side in the friendly but his teammate at Old Trafford Bruno Fernandes led the team to an emphatic 4-0 win.    These are the six things observed by allnigeriasoccer.com in the game.    1. Sloppy Eagles And Lost Possession  The ...
Portugal 4 Nigeria 0 : Bruno Fernandes hits first half brace, Dennis misses penalty
Published: November 17, 2022
The Super Eagles' winless run in friendlies extended to 12 as they suffered a 4-0 win against the Selecao of Portugal.   Bruno Fernandes's brace, strikes from Ramos and Joao Mario were enough to hand Jose Peseiro his fourth loss since taking charge of Nigeria.  In the 8th minute, the Manchester Uni...
Second oldest average starting XI named by Peseiro and 7 other things to note on starters v Portugal
Published: November 17, 2022
Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro has announced his starting lineup for Thursday evening's international friendly against World Cup-bound Portugal.     Allnigeriasoccer.com's editorial staff  brings you eight things to note on the starting lineup to face the Seleção das Quinas.   1) The elev...
Confirmed Nigeria starting XI : Arsenal product, Ndidi, Aribo start; Fenerbahce star debuts
Published: November 17, 2022
Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has announced his starting lineup for Thursday's evening's international friendly against Portugal at the Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, 1945 hours kickoff, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.   Omonia Nicosia star Francis Uzoho starts in goal over Maduka Okoye, who has be...
Nigeria captain labels Portugal 'one of the best teams in the world' ahead of friendly 
Published: November 17, 2022
Super Eagles captain William Troost-Ekong has opined that the Selecao of Portugal are one of the best teams in the world.  Ahead of the grade A international friendly between the Super Eagles Eagles of Nigeria and Portugal, Troost-Ekong said that playing the 2016 European champions will serve as a great test and ...
Portugal coach reveals two qualities of Nigeria players, formation he expects Peseiro to use 
Published: November 17, 2022
Portugal national team manager Fernando Santos previewed the friendly against Nigeria at Wednesday's press conference, where he touched on the key qualities of the Super Eagles players.    Santos underlined that two of the biggest attributes of the Nigerian players are speed and being talented.    ...
'Ronaldo doesn't play, just like Osimhen' - Nigeria manager on the absence of Portugal talisman
Published: November 17, 2022
Speaking at the pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Jose Peseiro believes that the Portugal squad is strong despite the absence of their talismanic captain Cristiano Ronaldo.    The Manchester United superstar missed Portugal's final workout on Wednesday afternoon due to illness.    Ronaldo has...
'I'm not sure' -  Peseiro admits Ajax left back is touch and go for Portugal clash 
Published: November 16, 2022
Super Eagles manager Jose Peseiro has admitted that Ajax Amsterdam left back  Calvin Bassey is touch and go for the international friendly against Portugal on Thursday evening.    The Leicester City academy product was forced off through injury at halftime against FC Emmen last weekend and it was initially ...