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AFCON 2023: Super Eagles Have What It Takes To Emerge As Winners -Cande

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Guinea-Bissau’s head coach, Baciro Cande has revealed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles have what it takes to win their fourth title at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire.

Nigeria earned a place in the Round of 16 following a 1-0 win against the Djurtus at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan on Monday night as Guinea-Bissau exited the competition without recording a win and scored twice in three games.

 

Cande, who masterminded Guinea-Bissau’s victory against Nigeria in the qualifiers has backed the Super Eagles to go all the way.

 

“Nigeria have a good team, a lot of quality players including Victor Osimhen who is the Africa’s best player,” Cande said during his interaction with the media after the game.

 

“It is a team I know very well and I believe they will go far in this competition.

 

“I believe they can win it. They are now among the favourites.”

 

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will face the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the Round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations on Saturday.

 

The fixture was confirmed after the Cameroonians rounded off the group stage with a pulsating 3-2 victory over the Gambia on Tuesday night.

 

By the win, they finished group C with four points behind Senegal while Guinea who lost to Senegal also on Tuesday qualified for the knockout as one of the best losers.

 

Super Eagles reached the knockout stage after beating Guinea Bissau 1-0 on Monday.

 

The team finished Group A with seven points behind the surprise package Equatorial Guinea.

 

In the game at the Stade de la Paix, Cameroon scored twice with time ticking away to snatch a dramatic win and on that eliminate dGhana from the tournament.

 

In an amazing finish in Bouake, Ebrima Colley scored on 85 minutes to put Gambia 2-1 up only for Joseph Gomez to concede an own goal before an added-time Christopher Wooh goal won a thriller.

 

Although Cameroon are 80 places above the Gambia in the world rankings, they came under considerable first-half pressure and were lucky to be level at 0-0 by half-time.

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