Jose Peseiro has expressed his reasons on why he took a pay-cut to stay as Super Eagles head coach.
The Portuguese agreed a reduction to his salary this summer so that he could remain in charge of the three-time African champions.
The 63-year-old will lead the West Africans to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire in January.
The former Saudi Arabia and Venezuela gaffer claimed his players begged him to stay so they can win the tournament.
“The players pushed me to stay because they believe we can win the AFCON,” Peseiro said.
“We can win it. The players know it. They come with the same energy, the same belief, to fight for the Super Eagles.”
The Super Eagles are drawn in Group A of the 2024 Africa cup of Nations, with hosts Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau