Super Eagles Set To Resume Camping In Abuja For AFCON Qualifier


The Super Eagles are set to resume camping for the African Nations Cup qualifier against Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau in a match day 3 fixture slated to hold at the Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja on 24th March.

The 2013 African champions have shown great resolve to return to the continental showpiece nine months after their record-breaking outing against Sao Tome and Principe in June 2022.

The NFF hinted about the AFCON qualifier in their communique released after Executive member board meeting on Monday that the Super Eagles will take on the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau-a match day 3 fixture at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja on 24 March.

The Federação de Futebol da Guiné-Bissau is yet to pick a date for the return leg, which could be either the 27th or 28th of March in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

Many other African countries like Sao Tome and Principe, Guinea Bissau does not have a CAF-approved stadium in the country, hence decision to use neutral venue as home ground.

The Super Eagles have shown great resolve to return to the continental showpiece and the next edition will be held in Cote d’Ivoire following their disappointing outing at the last AFCON held in Cameroon.

On the first day of the qualifying series, the Super Eagles came from behind to beat the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone 2-1 in Abuja. After Jonathan Morsay gave Sierra Leone a shock lead, Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen hit back for the Eagles.

On Day 2, away in the Moroccan city of Agadir and in only the second competitive match for Coach José Santos Peseiro, the Eagles set a new international win record, defeating Sao Tome and Principe 10-0.

Four of the goals in that epic encounter were scored by Osimhen while Terem Moffi added a brace. The quartet of Moses Simon, Oghenekaro Etebo, Ademola Lookman and Emmanuel Dennis, all had a goal each to complete the annihilation of the tiny island.

Victory in both matches against the Wild Dogs will pave the way for the Eagles’ qualification path to Cote d’Ivoire 2023.