Former Nigerian international, Victor Ikpeba has slammed Nigerians who have been criticizing the performance of former Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Recall that the Portuguese tactician took Nigeria to the final of the tournament, where the team lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast.

Although Peseiro was criticised for his negative football in the final, however, Ikpeba during a Monday Night Football on Super Sports, stated that Peseiro deserves so much respect and not criticisms.

“What he did in AFCON, credit to him. It took us 19 years to win our first AFCON. It’s difficult to win the AFCON.

“Those who said Peseiro was defensive in his approach in the final should be ashamed of themselves. Don’t forget that was this same approach he used to defeat Cameroon, Angola and South Africa and he was not criticised.

“During my years when we had the best players, we never won the tournament. The foreign managers have done more for Nigeria.

“Accolades should be given to him because he has done well.”

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