Guinea Bissau vs Nigeria (0-2 )
GOAL! Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Nigeria | William Troost-Ekong 76’
The Super Eagles captain has a goal. Simon with the sensational run, Troost-Ekong with the simplest of finishes.
Nigeria lead 2-0!
77″ VAR Goal check
GOAL! Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Nigeria | Umar Sadiq 56′
NIGERIA HAVE THE LEAD!
Is a GOAL For Nigeria | Umar Sadiq
45″ Second Half on underway
Guinea-Bissau 0-0 Nigeria
Just the one minute of added time, and that’s half-time. Goalless at the break.
Nigeria have had a couple of decent chances, an Ajayi header and then an opening for Sadiq in the box, but not a huge amount created. Guinea-Bissau enjoyed their best spell of the match in the final couple of minutes.
44 mins: Ejuke has to do some defensive work as Encada brings it forward. Nigeria man slides it and concedes the corner.
Better ball from Cande, headed out to the edge of the box. Jorginho is completely free and he volleys it back at goal… off his shin and it spins well wide.
29 mins: Ajayi brings the ball forward out of defence, and plays it out wide to Iwobi before continuing his run into the box.
The Everton winger tries to swing it in towards the centre-back, but it’s nowhere near Ajayi or Iheanacho. Headed away.
27 mins: 68% of possession for Nigeria and three shots. Guinea-Bissau yet to have an attempt.
But no goals yet for the Super Eagles. Got to feel it will come if the match continues like this, one-way traffic.
24 mins: HUGE CHANCE!
Sadiq has to score for Nigeria but he’s made a complete mess of it. Clean through on goal inside the box, gets round the goalkeeper but then gets the ball stuck under his feet. Tries to turn back, but the defenders are there to clear by that point.
Sounds like a good atmosphere in the stadium, plenty of Nigeria fans in attendance.
Guinea-Bissau enjoying some early possession, and Piqueti wins a cheap free-kick for his side.
The match is underway! Let’s hope for another AFCON thriller.
The Super Eagles go into their final Group D match knowing their place in the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 is already secured.
That means they can rest players if they want, despite the fact that if Nigeria wins tonight, they will be the only team in the group stage with a perfect record.
The match has a lot riding on it for Guinea-Bissau. The only point they’ve earned in the tournament so far is a draw against Sudan, but with the four best third-placed teams qualifying for the last 16, a shock win against the Super Eagles could send them through.
It’s shaping up to be an exciting match, with Nigeria able to play without pressure and Guinea-Bissau having to win.
Baciro Cande’s team had previously been held to a goalless draw by a tenacious Sudan side when they met at the Roumde Adjia Stadium last Tuesday.
The Djurtus need a win to keep their slim qualification hopes alive, as they are currently tied with Sudan on one point and two points behind second-place Egypt.
Guinea-Bissau, on the other hand, is in poor form, having failed to win any of their last six games in all competitions, drawing three and losing three, and failing to score in all six games.
Nigeria, meanwhile, joined host Cameroon and 1976 champions Morocco as the latest team to qualify for the knockout stages after a comfortable 3-1 victory over Sudan.
Samuel Chukwueze and Taiwo Awoniyi scored to give the Super Eagles a two-goal lead at halftime, and after Moses Simon equalized shortly after the break, Walieldin Khidir equalized for the Falcons of Jediane with a penalty conversion in the 70th minute.
Prior to that, Augustine Eguavoen’s men got off to a flying start in the tournament, defeating Egypt 1-0 thanks to a 30th-minute strike from Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho.
Nigeria is unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, with four wins and one draw since a 1-0 loss to the Central African Republic in November.
For the first time since 2006, when they defeated Senegal, Zimbabwe, and Ghana in Group D, the Super Eagles will look to keep the momentum going and make it three wins from three AFCON games.
The return of Jonas Mendes and Jorginho, who were in action against Egypt last time out after missing the opening game against Sudan due to COVID-19, will give Guinea-Bissau a boost.
Maurice Gomis, the goalkeeper, and Joseph Mendes, the 30-year-old forward, will not play in Wednesday’s game because they are in isolation after testing positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, with a spot in the round of 16 already secured, Eguavoen may make a few changes down the spine of the team, with key players like Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, and Moses Simon taking a break.
While the backline is expected to remain unchanged, Huesca midfielder Kelechi Nwakali could earn his first start after two solid cameo appearances off the bench in the first two games.
Ahmed Musa, a veteran forward, made his first appearance at the tournament when he came on as a 65th-minute substitute against Sudan last time out, and he could make his first start this time around.
Guinea Bissau Vs Nigeria Lineups
Guinea-Bissau possible starting lineup:
Mendes; Cande, Mane, Sangante, Encada; Cassama, Nogueira; Pele, Piqueti, Ambri, Balde
Super Eagles possible starting lineup:
Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi; Nwakali, Onyeka; Chukweze, Iheanacho, Musa; Awoniyi.
Guinea Bissau Vs Nigeria Prediction
Ejes Gist News says: Guinea-Bissau 0-3 Nigeria
Where is the match venue?
Roumde Adjia Stadium
When is Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria match taking place?
Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022
What time will the match start?
Kick off time for Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria is 8:00 Pm WAT.
Station to Watch Guinea Bissau Vs Nigeria.
Gotv : Channel 31 | DStv Channel 202 and 209
Super Eagles have been one of the tournament’s most dominant teams, and they will look to establish themselves as genuine title contenders by winning three of their first three games. While Guinea-Bissau is expected to put up a valiant fight, we believe the Super Eagles will win this match.
Meanwhile, Panutche Camara, has backed Baciro Candé’s men to beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria when both teams clash in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tie on Wednesday.
Guinea-Bissau needs to beat Nigeria to have a chance of securing a spot in the AFCON round of 16.
The Djurtus currently have 1 point from two games after playing a goalless draw with Sudan and losing 1-0 against Egypt, while the Super Eagles have already qualified for the AFCON last-16 after beating both Egypt and Sudan.
But Camara has insisted that his team would fight hard to get a win against Austine Eguavoen’s side.
“The result against Egypt is unfair to us, but we still have a chance to fight for qualification,” Camara told the media ahead of the Nigeria clash.
“Against Nigeria, we will do our best to get a win. They are already through to the next round, maybe they will take things easy against us.”
The match will take place at the Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua and the kick-off time is 8 pm.
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