We will beat G’Bissau for Nigerians — Osimhen

Nigeria's Victor Osimhen against Serge Aurier during the game CREDIT:The-Standard.

Nigeria's Victor Osimhen against Serge Aurier during the game CREDIT:The-Standard.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have four points already and second in Group A behind Equatorial Guinea on goal difference.  The Eagles are out to finish their group campaign on a high as group leaders at the 2023 AFCON today insists Osimehn.

The Super Eagles play the bottom-placed side at the Stade Félix Houphoüet-Boigny, Abidjan needing a win to go top of the table.  This is depending on Equatorial Guinea being are unable to beat Ivory Coast in the other last game of the group.

After a 1-1 draw in their first game against Equatorial Guinea, Jose Peseiro’s men got their campaign back on track with a spirited 1-0 win over hosts Ivory Coast. Their opponents today, Guinea-Bissau, lost both of their games and are eliminated from the tournament.

Guinea-Bissau stunned the Eagles courtesy of a 1-0 win against the Eagles in Abuja during the qualifiers for the 2023 AFCON.

Eighteen players who featured in the defeat to the Wild Dogs March 24, 2023, including Osimhen, are with the team in Ivory Coast and are seeking revenge against the team coached by Baciro Cande.

Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, said the Eagles would study the tape of the loss to Guinea-Bissau and come up with a strategy to beat the fellow West Africans.

“We know them, we played them in the qualifying series. They are a dangerous team if you let them play,” Osimhen told reporters in Abidjan

“I think we’ll go back to the last game in which they won and then we’ll start the game and come up really strong against them. It’s not going to be an easy game…”

Meanwhile, there have been mixed reactions back home, ahead of the crucial tie. Given the Eagles inconsistent run under Peseiro, some fans are wary of the Wild Dogs.

Nigeria’s game against Guinea-Bissau kicks off at 6pm Nigerian time – simultaneously with the other game between Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea.

The last time the Eagles and Wild Dogs clashed at the AFCON (2022), the Eagles defeated their foes 2-0, thanks to second half goals from Umar Sadiq and Wiliam Troost-Ekong.

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