This is the first time I’ll be hosted by a President – Peseiro

Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro, has expressed delight at being hosted by President Bola Tinubu.Tinubu, on Tuesday, received the Nigerian team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, following their silver medal-winning campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.

The president hosted the team at the State House Council Chambers, a few hours after the players arrived in Nigeria from Abidjan.

He gave every one of them the national honour of Member of the Orders of Niger, MON and plots of land.

Speaking to journalists after the event, Peseiro expressed joy that it was the first time he was being invited and honoured by a president.

He said, “First of all, I would like to say thank you to the President. I am 60 years old, this is the first time a president invited me to his house. It is an honour and a pride to me for the President of the Republic of Nigeria to invite me here. Thank you very much.

“About the final, I think we did a fantastic job. Our team showed very good spirit and played well. My boys did 100 percent, same for my staff and the NFF.

“Of course I would have liked to bring the cup to the Nigerian people, I’m sad about that. But I’m happy because I think we did a fantastic job. In the final I think we felt that atmosphere.”

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