- Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Saturday evening, 24 March, defeated by Guinea Bissau 1-0 in Abuja
- Nigerian coach Folabi Ojekunle blamed the the trio of Victor Osimhen, Lookman and Chukwueze for the loss
- Jose Peseiro and his wards will be traveling to Guinea Bissau for the return leg which will be played on Monday
Victor Osimhen, Ademola Lookman and Samuel Chukwueze have landed themselves in the hot waters of football fans who were not impressive with their performance for Nigeria.
This comes after the Super Eagles suffered a 1-0 defeat against Guinea Bissau in the 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifying game played at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
When Super Eagles met Guinea Bissau at the 2021 African Cup of Nations, the three-time African champions won the encounter 2-0.
So going into the game in Abuja, fans were expecting Nigerian players to soar and score more goals, but they were unable to net any.
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Who scored for Guinea Bissau?
Mama Balde who plays as a winger and right-back for Ligue 1 club Troyes scored the only goal that condemned the Super Eagles to a defeat.
What are they saying?
Sports Brief spoke with Nigerian coach Folabi Ojekunle who expressed anger over the defeat of the Super Eagles in Abuja.
''How can these boys lose at home again Guinea Bissau? it truly shows that many players in that team are not committed and maybe they are being hyped too much.
''How do we explain that Osimhen, Lookman and Chukwueze could not score against Guinea Bissau. This is not acceptable.''
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.