2023 AFCON Qualifier: Guinea Bissau Shocks Super Eagles, Go Top With 7pts


It was another day to forget for Nigeria’s Super Eagle as they suffered another shocking defeat at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

The 3-time African champions played host to the Djurtus of Guinea Bissau in the match day 3 of the 2023 African Cup of Nations fixture and it ended in a shocking 0-1 defeat.

The Nigerian side started the game on a bright note with Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze trying to run down the Guinean from the right side.

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen almost put Nigeria ahead midway into the first half but he was caught off on two occasions.

Mama Balde broke the deadlock for the away side in the half hour mark after he received a long pass from the team’s skipper and two Nigeria defenders were caught flat-footed.

The Nigeria coach Jose Peseiro made changes early in the second half, Moses Simon and Paul Onuachu came in for Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Nigeria attack came alive and the biggest chance of the game fell to Simon and Ndidi but both players failed to convert as Guinea went away with a valuable 3 points.

The Djurtus of Guinea Bissau now seat top of Group A with 7points and could brighten their chances of qualification in the second leg billed for Monday in Bissau.

Meanwhile, Super Eagles have an opportunity to redeem themselves if they secure a win in the reverse fixture.