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2023 AFCONQ: Super Eagles Floor Guinea-Bissau, Reclaim Top Spot In Group A


The Super Eagles regained control in Group A of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after edging past the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau 1-0 on Monday night.

Jose Peseiro’s side dominated the opening exchanges but were unable to breach the hosts defence.

The Super Eagles were rewarded for their attacking display when they awarded a penalty after right-back Bright Osayi-Samuel was brought down inside the box.

The visitors were awarded a penalty after Bright Osayi-Samuel was fouled inside the box on 29 minutes.

Nantes of France winger, Moses Simon colly slotted the ball home to hand the Super Eagles a precious lead.

The Djurtus abandoned their defensive approach and became more adventurous afterwards.

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The pattern of play continued after the break with the Super Eagles dominating play and the Djurtus making occasional foray upfront.

Osimhen hit the woodwork on 59 minutes as the Super Eagles pile pressure on the Guinea-Bisssu defence.

The Napoli forward was denied by goalkeeper Jonas Mendes in the 68th minute.

Substitute Joe Aribo had a superb shot saved by Mendes two minutes later.

The West Africans will travel away to Sierra Leone for their game in the qualifiers on Sunday, June 11, 2023.

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