2023 AFCON Qualifier: Guinea Bissau Send Strong Warning to Super Eagles of Nigeria

2023 AFCON Qualifier: Guinea Bissau Send Strong Warning to Super Eagles of Nigeria

Babajide Orevba
  • Guinea-Bissau aim to create an upset when they face the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday
  • They face off in a 2023 AFCON qualifier at Abuja's Moshood Abiola International Stadium
  • The visitors admit the Nigerians have a better squad but feel they could still claim the win

Nigeria host the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau in a crucial Africa Cup of Nations tie at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Friday evening, March 24.

The visitors have affirmed that they will take the game to the Super Eagles and try to win the encounter.

Media officer of the squad, Edgar Carlos Pires admitted that although Nigeria boasted of some of the best players in the world right now, his side can still spring surprises.

Guinea-Bissau, Super Eagles, AFCON, Nigeria
Guinea-Bissau are chasing a win against Nigeria. Photo: Babajide Orevba.
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In an exclusive chat with Sports Brief, Pires said:

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"Yes, we know Nigeria is one of the most dangerous national teams in Africa and in the world. They have good players, goalkeeper, midfielders and also strikers but the national team of Guinea Bissau respect Nigeria's team."
"But the focus is to try well and to do everything on the pitch to try to win the game; it is not easy, but we have professional players and we will try to win tomorrow."
“Any game has a story and like I said the most important for us is to try. We respect the Nigeria players but we will try to do everything on the pitch to win and then we hope the match will be fine for us but we know we will fight against a big team."

Ahmed Musa gives Nigerians assurances

Sports Brief had earlier reported on the captain of Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa assuring his compatriots that the team will claim victory against Guinea-Bissau on Friday.

A total of 23 players are already at the training camp with Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen having arrived on Tuesday night after sealing an endorsement deal with a brand in Lagos.

The majority of the Super Eagles players are in great form going into this game and Musa feels what the younger players need now is more encouragement, which he has been attempting.