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Some players begged me collect Pay cut - Nigeria Head Coach

Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has revealed that his players begged him to accept a pay cut to remain in charge of the team following the expiration of his contract in June GAANT FOOTBALL reports

The 63-year-old signed a new short-term contract with the Nigeria Football Federation NFF in the summer after series of negotiations .It was believed that the Football governing body in Nigeria which is the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) wanted him to accept a pay cut or they won't continue with him.

The Portuguese, who accepted a reduction in his salary stated that his players asked him to accept the new pay, so that they could win the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 34th edition of Afcon will take place from 13 January until 11 February 2024

Nigeria is set to battle Ivory Coast (host nation), Guinea bissau and Equatorial Guinea in Group A at the African Cup of Nations early next year.

The last time Nigeria won the AFCON was in 2013 in South Africa and will be hoping to repeat that feat in the upcoming AFCON in Ivory Coast.

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