Former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has faulted head coach Jose Peseiro, for starting Samuel Chukwueze in Sunday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, final against Ivory Coast.
Recall that Peseiro opted to start Chukwueze ahead of Moses Simon in the starting line-up for the final against Ivory Coast on Sunday night.
However, two second half goals from Franck Kessie and Sebastien Haller gave Ivory Coast the win over the Super Eagles.
William Troost-Ekong did score a goal for Nigeria in the first half as Jose Peseiro’s side ended up losing 2-1.
“Starting Samuel Chukwueze against Côte d’Ivoire was a mistake,” Udeze said on Brila FM.
“You don’t change a winning team, the Ivory Coast coach made use of the same formation from the semi-final, so I don’t know why Peseiro decided to change his.”
”Let’s appreciate the [Super] Eagles because they did their best after all one team must win and one team must lose,“ he added.
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