Nigeria's Super Eagles claim revenge with 1-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau

Nigeria's Super Eagles claim revenge with 1-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau

  • The Super Eagles redeemed themselves with a 1-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, regaining their spot at the top of Group A.

Guinea-Bissau had stunned Nigeria with a home victory in the previous fixture, but the Super Eagles started the match in control, creating chances early on. 

The only goal of the match came from a penalty, with Moses Simon converting after Bright Osayi-Samuel won the spot-kick by drawing a foul.

Nigeria missed further opportunities to extend their lead before half-time and throughout the second half. Victor Osimhen was particularly dangerous in the opposition's penalty box, but his shots were either off-target or struck the woodwork.

Despite the narrow scoreline, the Super Eagles secured an important victory that moved them to the top of Group A with nine points from four games.

Guinea-Bissau now sit in second place, trailing Nigeria by two points, while Sierra Leone is four points behind after a 2-0 victory over Sao Tome and Principe.

Nigeria's next fixtures are an away game against Sierra Leone and a home game against Sao Tome and Principe. Avoiding defeat in both games would likely secure their qualification for the next edition of the AFCON.

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