Mane Named in Guinea-Bissau Squad To Face Super Eagles of Nigeria

Mane Named in Guinea-Bissau Squad To Face Super Eagles of Nigeria

  • Super Eagles of Nigeria will host Guinea-Bissau on March 24 in the first leg of their AFCON qualifiers
  • Ahead of the two encounters, Guinea-Bissau's coach Baciro Cande has named his squad to face Nigeria
  • The first duel will be played at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja, while the return fixture will be in three days after

Baciro Cande who is the head coach of Guinea-Bissau's national team has rolled out the names of the 25 players who will face the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the coming AFCON qualifiers.

In the list released by the heads of the country's football association, Sori Mane who plays for Portuguese club Moreirense FC as a defender made it is expected to give Nigerian forwards a tough time on the pitch.

The encounter will be first played at the MKOA Abiola stadium in Abuja on March 24, and the return leg will be played three days later.

Mane, Guinea-Bissau, Super Eagles, AFCON qualifiers
Mane named in Guinea-Bissau squad to face Super Eagles of Nigeria. Photo by Daniel Beloumou
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According to the report on Pulse, Guinea-Bissau players are expected to land in Abuja on the 21st and will train for two days before facing the Super Eagles.

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List of the 25 players

Goalkeepers: Jonas Mendes (Kalamata), Manuel Samba Balde (Vizela), Fernando Embadje (Alcanenense)

Defenders: Fali Cande (Metz), Opa Sangante (Chateauroux), Manconi Soriano Mane (Moreriense), Tito Cabral Junior (Varzim), Prosper Mendy (Kaisar), Jefferson Encada (Pharco), Eulanio Chipela Gomes (Santa Clara), Pedro Justiano Gomes (Radomiak)

Midfielders: Alfa Semedo Esteves (Al-Taee), Mauro Teixeira (Yverdon), Mamadi Caba Camara (Reading), Moreto Cassama (Omonia Nicosia), Pele (Famalicao), Bura (Mes Kerman), Euciodalcio Gomes (Apoel Nicosia)

Forwards: Piqueti Djassi (Al-Shoalah), Mama Samba Balde (Troyes), Joao Mario N. Fernandes (Spartak Varna), Jorge Fernado B. Intima (Ludogorets), Zinho Gano (Zulte Waragem), Toni Correia Gomes (Zira FK), Esmiraldo Sa Silva (Feirense)

Ighalo leads Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo is currently the leading scorer with 11 goals in the Saudi Arabian League and is now on the verge of beating Ronaldo in the race to win the Golden Shoe.

On Friday, 10 March, the former Manchester United player was in fine form as he scored two goals for Al-Hilal in their 4-0 win over Al-Taawoun.

Ighalo was also named the man of the match in the tie as he earned himself accolades from his club's fans.

The win over Al-Taawoun also took Ighalo and his teammates to fourth position on the Saudi Arabian League table with 36 points after 18 games played so far.

Source: Sports Brief News