Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2024 match:
Nigeria will be aiming to get their job done in Group A when they take on Guinea Bissau on Monday afternoon. The Super Eagles proved their worth in a hard-fought 1-0 win over Ivory Coast and they face an easy task in the last group game. Barring any fresh injury worries, Jose Peseiro is unlikely to make changes to the starting XI that defeated the tournament hosts.
Baciro Cande’s men, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in back-to-back losses to Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea and we do not believe that they are capable of shocking the star-studded Nigerians at Stade Felix Houphouet-Boigny. As for the nominal hosts, forward Ze Turbo is pushing for a start after scoring as a substitute in the second group game. In their last meeting in a competitive match Nigeria defeated Guinea Bissau thanks to Moses Simon’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Alex Iwobi):
Alex Iwobi is one of the most talented African footballers. The Nigerian football player was born in Lagos on May 3, 1996, but he moved to Arsenal at the age of 8. In 2015 he made his first-team debut for the Gunners, starting in a 3-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.
Speaking of his Premier League debut, Alex Iwobi played his first game for Arsenal in a 3-0 victory over Swansea City in October, 2015. The pacey winger played for England at youth level, but he eventually went on to play for Nigeria. Iwobi made his senior debut with the Super Eagles on October 8, 2015, coming as a substitute for Ahmed Musa in a 2-0 loss to DR Congo.
On October 7, 2017 the Arsenal footballer scored the winner for Nigeria against Zambia (1-0) which helped the Super Eagles book their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. Speaking of his individual trophies, Alex Iwobi was named CAF Young Player of the Year 2016.
Highlighted Team (Guinea Bissau):
Guinea-Bissau are an African football team that is controlled by Federacao de Futebol de Guine-Bissau. The Djutrus have never participated in the World Cup finals, but they did well to qualify for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
Guinea-Bissau impressed in their qualifying group, with the team finishing the process in top position, leaving the likes of Congo, Zambia and Kenya behind them in Group E. The team play their home games at Estadio 24 de Setembro and Estadio Lino Correia and the colour of their home kit is red. Guinea-Bissau play their away matches in green shirts and green shorts. The likes of Edson Ricardo Nunes Correia Silva, Gerso Fernandes, Lassana Camara, Almami Moreira, Bocundji Ca, Eridson, Luciano Teixeira and Esmael Goncalves are some of Guinea-Bissau’s most notable players.
The Djutrus recorded their biggest win against Benin (7-2) on 3 November, 2001, while they suffered their biggest loss against Mali (1-6) in 1997. Guinea-Bissau played under the name of Portuguese Guinea in the past.