Guinea-Bissau, on Friday evening, stunned the Super Eagles of Nigeria 1-0 in an 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
The result, secured by a first-half strike from Mame Balde and a resilient defensive display, took the Djurtus to the top of Group A on seven points, with the Super Eagles dropping to second on six points.
Nigeria started strongly and built up a significant amount of attacking pressure in the opening minutes, with Victor Osimhen, Ademola Lookman and Samuel Chukwueze looking very lively.
Yet Guinea-Bissau weathered the storm and began to offer a threat of their own, with Alfa Semedo notably striking a shot just wide of the target on 21 minutes.
And in the 30th minute the Djurtus claimed a shock lead, as Mama Balde sprung the offside trap, beautifully controlled Opa Sangante’s long ball and steered a shot between the legs of goalkeeper Francis Uzoho for 1-0.
Six minutes later the visitors blew a great…
Source: Leadership Newspaper