Peseiro reveals why Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha failed to make their debut

Peseiro reveals why Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha failed to make their debut

Nigeria’s Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro, sheds light on why KAA Gent duo, Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha, must wait a bit longer before making their debut appearances for the national team.Peseiro reveals why Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha failed to make their debut

These promising talents earned their first-ever call-up to the Super Eagles for the crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sao Tome and Principe on September 10, 2023.

The Super Eagles soared to a resounding 6-0 victory over their opponents, marking a triumphant end to their AFCON qualification campaign at the prestigious Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

Peseiro had to make some tough decisions regarding Orban and Jordan, and he shared his reasons during a post-match interview.

In explaining the situation, Peseiro remarked that Orban had experienced discomfort in his muscles.Gift Orban in training camp

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He admitted that they couldn’t risk playing him with an injury because they needed permission from his club, emphasizing the importance of their relationship with the clubs.

He continued by stating that, as for Jordan, he had eleven players at his disposal, with five substitutes allowed.

The Portuguese coach mentioned that Onyedika had already come on twice, and Tyronne as well. He emphasized that it was Jordan’s first opportunity and that he would have his chance in due time.

Jordan Torunarigha was, however, disappointed as Raphael Onyedika was chosen for the team’s final substitution during the match against Sao Tome and Principe.Peseiro reveals why Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha failed to make their debut

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Now that the Super Eagles have successfully secured their place in AFCON, Nigeria eagerly anticipates their next confirmed international fixture against Lesotho in November.

Under Peseiro’s guidance, the Super Eagles will embark on their journey towards the 2026 World Cup, commencing with a clash against Lesotho at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo.

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