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Algeria vs Nigeria: I didn’t really know nine Super Eagles players – Peseiro confesses

The new coach of the Venezuelan national football team, Portuguese Jose Peseiro, speaks at a press conference in Caracas on February 5, 2020. - Peseiro will have the goal of qualifying the squad for its first World Cup, which is scheduled for 2022 in Qatar. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP) (Photo by FEDERICO PARRA/AFP via Getty Images)

ead coach of the Super Eagles, Jose Peseiro, has admitted he wasn’t familiar with some of the players that featured against Algeria in an international friendly on Tuesday night.

Godwin Saviour and Rapheal Onyedika made their debut for Nigeria in the game.

Saviour came on to replace Ademola Lookman in the 65th minute, while Onyedika took the place of Frank Onyeka late on.

“Raphael and Godwin played for the first time with the national team. They did well.

“I called nine players I didn’t really know before. Players who have not played with me before but some of them have played with the national team .

“Players we are just working with for the first time. Everybody played. Good job all around,” Peseiro said.

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