The head coach of the Nigeria national team, Jose Peseiro has explained why he took the job.
The former Panathinaikos, Sporting CP, Al Ahly, and Braga coach was announced as Super Eagles boss by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) following the exit of Augustine Eguavoen.
Peseiro has lost his first two fixtures in charge against Mexico and Ecuador in friendly matches.
On Thursday evening, he will take charge of the three-time African champions for the first time on home soil.
Addressing the media ahead of the game, Peseiro said: “Why did I decide with the NFF president that I want to come here? Why did I say I want to win the Afcon? Because I believe in the players, I have confidence in them.
I have spoken to my staff, the players and step by step I will learn about the environment, and the characteristics of the players and I will know the players better when I go to the pitch with them.
“In these few days we’ve been together we did some exercise and for tomorrow I want to win I must win.”