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Nigeria 1-0 Guinea Bissau: Super Eagles Qualify For AFCON Knockout Stage

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Monday Defeated  Guinea Bissau in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations. qualify and second place in Group A with seven points, behind Equatorial Guinea.

Sangante emphatically turned a Moses Simon cross into his own net after feeling compelled to intervene with Victor Osimhen moving behind him.

Nigeria, who drew 1-1 with Equatorial Guinea in their opening game, have since been efficient if not spectacular, defeating the Ivorians 1-0 with a William Troost-Ekong penalty before this result.

The Eagles will be expected to meet Senegal, Guinea or Cameroon as team will now stay in Abidjan for a last-16 tie on Saturday at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium.

Nigeria had chances to score goals but some were disallowed and others cancelled. Calvin Bassey had a penalty appeal turned down and Ola Aina blasted a good chance over, while African player of the year,. Osimhen and substitute Zaidu Sanusi both had goals disallowed for offside in the second half.

Interestingly, Franculino Dju also had a goal ruled out at the other end for Guinea-Bissau, but they were already eliminated before this game and finish with three defeats.

Regardless of the surprising win of Guinea-Bissau away to Nigeria in qualifying last March, they have still never won a game in 12 attempts across four appearances at the Cup of Nations itself.



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