The coach of Guinea-Bissau, Baciro Cande, is optimistic that his team would defeat Nigeria twice when they square off on Monday at the Stadium 24 de Setembro in Bissau in a rematch of their 2023 AFCON qualifier.
They did a thorough analysis of the Eagles players and how their coach (Jose Peseiro) set up his team, which helped them keep their hosts quiet and get the desired result, according to Cande, who attributed his team’s historic 1-0 win of the Wild Dogs over Nigeria at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on Friday to their tenacity and determination.
“We thoroughly analyzed the Eagles’ roster and the typical lineups used by their coach (Peseiro), and the guys took care of the rest by resolutely adhering to our game plan.
“It paid off, as Balde scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal.
“For the second leg, we will review our strategy for playing Nigeria. Of course, we’ll aim for another triumph. Despite our triumph on Friday, we still respect the Eagles.
Djurtus captain Braima Jorge reiterated his coach’s sentiments, saying that the team is motivated to win the match on Monday.
The excellent players from Nigeria who play for premier teams are a blessing, according to Jorge.
“We frustrated Nigeria by scoring a goal and playing solid defense. It’s a terrific victory, and we want to go home and finish the job.
With seven points after three games in Group A of the 2023 AFCON qualifications, Djurtus is now in first place, one point ahead of Nigeria, which is in second place with six points. Sao Tome and Principe is last in the group with one point, while Sierra Leone is third with two.