- Guinea Bissau are a step closer to clinching a ticket to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast
- The Wild Dogs have overtaken Nigeria in Group A following their win over Sao Tome & Principe
- Nigeria have a date with Sierra Leone on Sunday, and victory will take them back to the summit
Following their hard-fought 1-0 win over Sao Tome & Principe, Guinea Bissau are now top of the Group A standings in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
A lone strike from Zinho Gano in the 55th minute took the Wild Dogs to 10 points, one ahead of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, who have a date with Sierra Leone on Sunday.
Victory for Nigeria over the Leone Stars will return the Super Eagles to the top of the standings, with one more match to play.
Sierra Leone are third with five points from four matches as well, and they will hope to claim all three points when they clash with Jose Peseiro’s men.
However, Guinea Bissau will confirm a place in their fourth successive AFCON if Sierra Leone fail to beat Nigeria, Daily Post reports.
Orban, Boniface in Peseiro’s plans
Meanwhile, Super Eagles coach, Jose Peseiro has explained that Gift Orban and Victor Boniface are still part of his plans even though he did not invite them for Nigeria’s upcoming clash against Sierra Leone in the AFCON qualifiers.
At the recently concluded season in Belgium, Orban and Boniface were impressive for their clubs and many football fans were expecting to see their names on the list for the battle against Sierra Leone.
Peseiro disclosed that he had to pick players he knows very well for the game against Sierra Leone.
Torunarigha wants Super Eagles’ action
Sports Brief earlier reported that Jordan Torunarigha, who plays for KAA Gent as a defender, has confirmed his readiness to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria and not the German national team, despite representing the European nation at the youth level.
Former Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr tried to bring Torunarigha to the Super Eagles, but he turned down the offer to play for the three-time African champions.
Torunarigha represented Germany at the youth level and was part of the country’s U-23 team at the last Olympic Games in Japan.