Peseiro looks for the ‘perfect’ victory against Santo Tomé

super eagleHead coach José Peseiro is keen for his team to win convincingly in Monday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe. After securing a 2-1 victory over Sierra Leone last Thursday, three-time African champions Nigeria will take on the Falcons at Adrar Stadium, Agadir, in a matchday two encounter. In the pre-match press conference on Sunday, Peseiro warned his players not to mistakenly assume that Sao Tome and Principe will be a scapegoat and therefore must be at their best to get a “perfect” result. “We don’t think about 1-0, 2-0 or 5-0. We want to win, we want to score, we want to play well and we don’t want to concede a goal,” Peseiro told reporters in Morocco. Sao Tome and Principe, currently bottom of Group A, were beaten 5-1 by Guinea-Bissau’s Djurtus in their group opener on Thursday. With this, many have predicted that the Super Eagles will also have an easy trip against the Halcones, but Peseiro has challenged his players not to underestimate their opponent but to be at their best. “Sao Tome has good players in his team. We saw their last game, although they lost, but they didn’t do too bad. We respect them. It’s good to respect your opponent in football,” Peseiro said at a news conference on Sunday. READ ALSO: Coach Peseiro wants the Super Eagles to do more than win games “We need to be at our best to beat them. We have to show strong desire and determination.” The Confederation of African Football has already appointed Liberian official Hassen Zinnah Corneh as referee for Monday’s match, with compatriots Joel Wonka Doe, Ephraim Grant Whengar and Moses Forkpah serving as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively. Alim Konate Aboubakar from Cameroon will be the match commissioner. The match starts at 2pm Nigerian time. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Peseiro looks for the ‘perfect’ victory against Santo Tomé