2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Super Eagles Win Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau Tops Group A
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By Amaechi Agbo
Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Thursday began their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifying race on a winning note after they defeated Sierra Leone 2-1 in their first Group A Match.
Played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja, the Jose Peseiro’s lad came from behind to snatch the three points after going behind in the 11th minute.
Jonathan Morsay scored the opening goal in the 11th minute via a pass that saw him node the ball pass Francis Uzoho in a flying heading.
However, Everton of England attacker, Alex Iwobi restored parity on the 16 minute with a drive move
Napoli of Italy hitman, Victor Osimhen ensured that Nigeria went into the half time break 2-1 up after Moses Simon’s headed assist. Osimhen’s goal happened to be the last goal in the match as both teams could not score during the second half.
Villarreal of Spain attacker missed a glorious opportunity in the 74th minute
The Moshood Abiola National Stadium pitch was bumpy and did not allow for the smooth flow of the ball following torrential downpour the night before just as the stadium was empty following one match closed door ban by FIFA
It is the first match new Super Eagles Coach, Jose Peseiro is winning after three games. Meanwhile, Guinea Bissau came from behind and thrashed Sao Tome and Principe 5-1 to top of Group A.
Guinea Bissau Tops the Group A with three points same as Super Eagles but the former ha e superior goal difference
Super Eagles will be on the road on 13th to face Sao Tome and Principe in the second match while Guinea Bissau will travel to face Sierra Leone.