Guinea-Bissau Captain Sends Stern Warning to Super Eagles Ahead of Their AFCON Clash With Nigeria

Guinea-Bissau Captain Sends Stern Warning to Super Eagles Ahead of Their AFCON Clash With Nigeria

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Nigeria vs Guinea-Bissau is a must-win encounter for the Djurtus who need all three points to stay in the competition
  • With just one point from two group games, Guinea-Bissau will crash out of the competition if they get anything less than victory against the Nigerians
  • Captain of the side Jonas Azevedo Mendes has disclosed that they will go all out against the three-time champions

The captain of the Guinea-Bissau national team, Jonas Azevedo Mendes, has disclosed that his side will go all out when they face Nigeria on Wednesday night, January 19.

Mendes who is the number one goalkeeper for his country has said his side would fight until the very end when they take on the three-time AFCON champions.

Guinea-Bissau must defeat Nigeria if they hope to proceed to the next stage of the competition having narrowly lost to Egypt 1-0 in their second group game.

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Nigeria vs Guinea-Bissau is slated for Wednesday, January 19. Photo: Daniel Beloumou Olomo
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They began their quest at the competition following a goalless draw with Gabon in their opening fixture, and will now need maximum points to stay in the competition.

Mendes said, as per Vanguard:

“We know Nigeria is a good team. It will be a mistake to target any particular player. We are facing all of them with equal attention.”

Raised in Portugal, the goalkeeper once played for Beira-Mar, in the Primera Liga but has spent most of his playing career in the third tier of Portuguese football.

Guinea Bissau has been a revelation in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Arsenal fans delighted over Ghana’s AFCON exit

Following Ghana’s exit at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, Arsenal fans are excited as Thomas Partey is billed to return to join his teammates at the Emirates.

The Gunners are now boosted following the availability of Partey who scored in Ghana’s shocking 3-2 loss to Comoros as they are dumped out of the 2021 AFCON tournament in Cameroon.

Debutant Comoros showed class and quality to defeat the Black Stars who played most of the game with 10-men after Andre Ayew was shown a straight red.

Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga makes AFCON history

Sports Brief earlier reported that Zimbabwe beat Guinea in an entertaining encounter in Group B at AFCON 2021 but it was the referee that's getting the most attention on social media following the game.

Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda made history as she became the first woman referee for an AFCON game.

Zimbabwe also notched up a bit of their own history as three of their sporting teams all recorded victories and social media rejoiced in the all-around good day for sports.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.