'Eagles Won’t Underrate Guinea'


Super Eagles’ captain, Joseph Yobo and the team’s midfield maestro, Fregor Ogude, have stated that Nigeria won’t underrate the Syli Nationale of Guinea when both teams clash in the make or mar Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Abuja on Saturday.

Yobo said the team have resolved to play attacking football coupled with free flow game, adding that there is no excuse for them not to pick the maximum three points in the crucial encounter.

“We will not underrate the Guineans because of the importance of the game. We must pick the maximum three points to clinch the Nations Cup ticket at the expense of the Guineans,” he said.

Similarly, the Super Eagles midfielder, Ogude said that both the Eagles’ handlers and the players are not taking the Guinea match with kid gloves, assuring Nigerians that with the seriousness display in the camp, the Eagles would carry the day.

Meanwhile, Former Super Eagles captain, Henry Nwosu, has expressed confidence that the Eagles would make the nation’s proud in the make or mar encounter.

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Nwosu said the team’s handlers and players know what is at stake and there is no excuse for them not to be part of the Gabon and Equatorial Guinea show next year.

Nwosu said that the country’s weather should not be a threat to the Eagles’ success, emphasizing that the Guinean team for the Abuja cracker is also made up of foreign players from Europe and other parts of the world.

The former Eagles captain charged Coach Siasia to play two strikers up front, advising that the Eagles should play attacking football in the encounter.

—Olusegun Abidoye