Super Eagles bounce back with a 1-0 victory against Guinea-Bissau, avenging their shock defeat in the previous match. Can they qualify for AFCON?
|Catch me if you can! Guinea Bissau players struggle to stop Victor Osimhen in their return clash on Monday. The Super Eagles won 1-0. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
Following a shocking setback to the ostensible underdogs in Abuja the previous week, the Super Eagles of Nigeria restored order with a 1-0 revenge victory away against Guinea Bissau.
The Super Eagles and the Nigerian team's supporters were in disbelief last week when Guinea Bissau's national team, known as Djurtus, upset them with a 1-0 victory that momentarily moved the guests above Nigeria on their Group A log.
No one could really figure out what went wrong.
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, among others, were benched by coach Jose Peseiro in favour of Terrem Moffi and Frank Onyeka.
The armband was given to Kenneth Omeruo when he arrived for his 60th cap.
Bright Osayi, the Super Eagles' player of the match and unquestionably their finest, earned the team a penalty, which Moses Simon coolly scored to send the goalkeeper the other way.
The hosts were inferior to the rest of the evening, so they were unable to respond.
After witnessing their defence's performance against the Super Eagles away from home and watching them struggle to put passes together, the home audience could be seen to be unhappy.
Joe Aribo and Alex Iwobi effectively controlled the midfield, but the goals would not come.
With a victory over Sao Tome and Principe in their upcoming match, the Super Eagles could qualify for the following Africa Cup of Nations.
A victory over Sierra Leone would all but guarantee Guinea-Bissau's spot at the upcoming Nations Cup, restoring their high hopes.