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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles wobble and fumble to qualify for round of 16, beat Guinea-Bissau 1-0

While Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea ended on seven points each, the Super Eagles lost the Group A leadership spot to the Central Africans

Super Eagles beat Guinea-Bissau 1-0 in the last match of a Group A tie in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to qualify for the round of 16.

Jose Peseiro’s men went into the match with much-needed confidence after beating host Ivory Coast courtesy of a well-taken penalty from skipper William Troost-Ekong

The Portuguese fielded a lineup that saw Kenneth Omeruo coming in for Ekong to captain the Nigerian side as well as Joe Aribo replacing Everton’s Alex Iwobi, while Alhassan Yusuf was still sidelined with an injury.

Nigeria’s forward #9 Victor Osimhen kicks the ball during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group A football match between Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on January 22, 2024. (

Nigeria’s forward #9 Victor Osimhen kicks the ball during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group A football match between Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on January 22, 2024.

 

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