AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Suffer 1–0 Home Loss Against Guinea Bissau

AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Suffer 1–0 Home Loss Against Guinea Bissau

Ibitoye Shittu
March 24, 2023 at 8:06 PM
  • Nigeria's Super Eagles on Friday evening, 24 March, lost in Abuja against Guinea Bissau in AFCON qualifier
  • The visitors were more determined to record victory against Nigeria, and they left Abuja with the win
  • Victor Osimhen who is leading the goalscoring chart in the Serie A failed to register any goal in this game

Super Eagles on Friday evening, 24 March, suffered an embarrassing 1-0 defeat against visiting Guinea Bissau in the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifying match played in Abuja.

Going into this game, Peseiro and his wards were tipped to record an emphatic win over their opponents, but they were unable to score goals that they promised before the tie.

The visitors started the encounter impressively and they would have even taken the lead in the third minute, but goalkeeper Uzoho saved the shot.

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AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles suffer home loss against Guinea Bissau. Photo by DANIEL BELOUMOU
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Eagles then had their own chances to open the scoring when Iwobi located Victor Osimhen with a good pass, but the Napoli striker was unable to finish up.

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When did Guinea Bissau score?

The visitors took the lead in the 29th minute through Mama Balde who benefited from a defensive error from the Nigerian defenders.

Nigerian players tried all they could to restore parity in the first half, but the visitors took their lead into the dressing room with Abuja fans at the stands angry.

In the first 20 minutes of the second half, the Super Eagles had many chances that would have helped them come back into the game, but Osimhen and Chukwueze would have themselves to blame for missing them.

Peseiro refuses to talk

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Jose Peseiro, who is the coach of the Super Eagles, refused to elaborate on the status of his salary from the Nigerian Football Federation since he was appointed almost a year ago.

Due to the inability of Nigeria to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar under Austine Eguavoen, the NFF decided to hire Peseiro to manage the national team.

There have been reports circulating since that the Portuguese coach has not been paid his $70, 000-per-month salary by football body over the last 10 months.

Peseiro and his wards in the Super Eagles are currently in Abuja, preparing for their 2023 AFCON qualifier against Guinea-Bissau on March 24.

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