National team interim head coach, Austin Eguavoen has warned that Guinea-Bissau are no pushovers ahead of Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations tie with the Super Eagles in Garoua, Cameroon.
Confidence is high among fans of the Super Eagles due to their impressive AFCON start, recording convincing wins against Egypt and Sudan. The form of the Nigerian team has seen many write off Guinea-Bissau, describing the game as “dead rubber”.
But Eguavoen has cautioned that the Super Eagles can’t afford to be complacent against Guinea-Bissau and will be targeting maximum points in Wednesday’s final group game.
“It is important for us to sustain the winning mentality, while we keep our heads on our shoulders.
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“Just as I told the boys after the match against Egypt, we are yet to win anything here except points. Guinea Bissau needs the three points because they have only one so far and we must be prepared for a massive fight.
“If we let down our guard, we could be punished, and that would not be good for the team’s psychology. We will go for the three points.”
According to Eguavoen, the AFCON debutants have been unlucky so far in Cameroon.
“With a little more luck, they could have beaten Sudan and could have drawn with Egypt.
“That is the kind of opposition we will face on Wednesday. Nobody will tell me they’re pushovers,” Eguavoen said.
The Super Eagles will kickoff their final Group D fixture against the Wild Dogs in a 8.00 pm kick off at the Stade Roumde Adija.