AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Suffer Shocking 1-0 Defeat to Guinea Bissau

AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Suffer Shocking 1-0 Defeat to Guinea Bissau

On Friday, 24th March 2023, the Super Eagles suffered an unexpected and shocking defeat against Guinea Bissau for AFCON Qualifiers at the MKO Stadium in Abuja. The match was a qualifying game for the 2023 African Cup of Nations, and the Nigerian team was heavily favored to win the game against their relatively unknown opponents.

Despite their confidence, the Nigerian team was unable to find the back of the net and deliver the promised goals. Guinea Bissau, on the other hand, started the game impressively and would have even taken the lead as early as the third minute if not for a save by the Nigerian goalkeeper, Uzoho.

The Super Eagles had their own chances to score and take the lead when Iwobi made a good pass to Victor Osimhen, but the Napoli striker was unable to finish the opportunity. It was Guinea Bissau who eventually broke the deadlock in the 29th minute when Mama Balde took advantage of a defensive error from the Nigerian defenders.

The Nigerian team tried everything possible to level the AFCON Qualifiers game in the first half, but the visitors held on to their lead. In the second half, the Super Eagles came out strongly and had several chances to equalize the game. However, their efforts were in vain as Osimhen and Chukwueze missed several opportunities.

The defeat was a wake-up call for the Nigerian team, who will now have to regroup and work harder to qualify for the African Cup of Nations. The result was also a huge confidence boost for Guinea Bissau, who proved that they are not pushovers and can compete with the best teams in Africa.

Overall, the match was

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