Coaches Jose Peseiro and Roberto Mancini will be aiming for their first win in a friendly
Game when they lead their respective teams out in an international friendly at the Estádio
Municipal de Portimao, Portugal on Friday.
The kick-off time for the international friendly, which is the second between both teams,
Kicks off by 5pm. Their only encounter, another friendly, ended in a 0-0 stalemate in 2010 in
Peseiro and Roberto Mancini are yet to taste victory in friendlies since they took charge of
Nigeria and Saudi Arabia respectively.
While Peseiro has failed to record a win in friendly games against Portugal, Costa Rica,
Algeria, Ecuador and Mexico since his appointment in 2022, Mancini also has suffered the
Same fate, losing his first two games as coach of the green falcons.
Both coaches will seek to make amends in tonight’s game, which serves as preparations for
Their respective tasks ahead.
Mancini, who watched his side lose 3-1 to Costa Rica and 1-0 to Korea Republic in his opening
Two games, will also aim to end the green falcons’ six-game winless run in the encounter, as
The Saudis head into the game against Nigeria after losing all their last six matches.