October, 15 2022.
Super Eagles Head Coach, Jose Peseiro paid an unscheduled visit to the camp of Plateau United Football Club of Jos at their Ramada Hotel in Tunisia ahead of their return leg, second round of the preliminary stage of the CAF Champions League against host, Esperance Sportive of Tunisia.
Peseiro who breezed into the hotel when the team was having its breakfast at about 8:00am, was received on arrival by the Plateau State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Daniel Dung Dalyop and his predecessor, Victor Lapang as well as the General Manager, Plateau United, Pius Henwan.
After exchanging pleasantries with them and the Technical Adviser of Plateau United Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu, Peseiro had breakfast before interacting with the players where he gave them some encouraging words.
"Congratulations on your victory in the first leg. You people did well by recording victory against the four time winners in Abuja and I salute you for that feat”, the Portugese born coach said.
"Today's match is going to be different because Esperance is a big club. So don't be afraid of them. Come out and play your game. Approach the match with confidence“, Peseiro concluded.
This is the second time the Super Eagles Technical Adviser is visiting the team, after doing so when the Peace boys played Akwa United at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo in an NPFL encounter last season.
The Super Eagles Coach is expected to proceed to Morocco tomorrow to watch another Nigerian representatives in the CAF Champions League, Rivers United of Portharcourt who are up against champions Wydad Casablanca.
Both teams who managed to beat the North Africans by an identical scoreline of two-one in the first leg, as the need to avoid defeat in order to secure their passage to the money spinning group stage of the competition.
By Albert Dakup.