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HIGHLIGHTS: Nigeria aims for AFCON knockout stage against Guinea-Bissau



Nigeria is set to secure a place in the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) as they face Guinea-Bissau in their final group-stage match.

Currently sitting second in Group A with four points, the Super Eagles need at least a point in this match to ensure progression to the last-16.

Even though a defeat might not necessarily eliminate Nigeria from AFCON, securing four points is crucial for a smoother path in the knockout stages.

The team is confident after their victory against Ivory Coast in the previous match, and they are determined to seal their qualification for the next round.

Notable changes in the lineup include Moses Simon getting a chance to impress, while Alex Iwobi and William Troost-Ekong are among those dropped for this match.

Nigeria aims to avoid relying on results from other matches by securing a victory against Guinea-Bissau.

On the other hand, Guinea-Bissau, yet to earn a point in the tournament, will be looking for a memorable victory to end their AFCON campaign on a positive note.

Despite being already out of the competition, they hope to cause an upset against Nigeria.

As the match unfolds, Nigeria is currently leading with a goal, which is however, an own goal.

The live action includes missed chances and promising plays, with Guinea-Bissau attempting to equalize, as Nito fired a long-range shot, which was skillfully stopped by Nigerian goalkeeper Stanley Nwabili.

Many Super Eagles fans are crying wolf with the numerous missed chances especially by Victor Osimhen.

Both teams have lost their goal chances as a result of offside fouls.

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  1. Ojugo Adams

    January 23, 2024 at 8:17 pm

    For what importance is US secretary of state to Nigeria? They’re supporting evil in Nigeria for their selfish interests He should quitelly get out We don’t need them

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