Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has expressed his desire for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to lift the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Côte d’Ivoire.
Speaking in a chat with FIVE UK in a yet-to-be-released episode, Mourinho said he is supporting the Eagles because of Jose Peseiro, the team’s head coach.
Nigeria will play the hosts in the final of the 34th edition of AFCON at the Olympic Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan, on Sunday, February 11.
“My best friend in football is in the final. The Nigerian coach is my best friend — he grew up with me,” Mourinho said.
“We studied together. We went to the university at the same time. We spent five years together every day. We left at the same time. He is probably my biggest friend in football. Jose, my big friend. It will be a huge opportunity for him to make history. Never has a Portuguese coach won the AFCON,” he added.
Nigeria will face Cote d’Ivoire in the AFCON final, which starts at 9 pm.