Chukwueze Affirms That Every Country in the Africa Cup of Nations Is Significant


Samuel Chukwueze, the winger for AC Milan, cautions Nigeria’s Super Eagles, emphasizing that every country in Africa should not be underestimated as they prepare for their upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match against Guinea-Bissau.

The Super Eagles are set to face Guinea-Bissau in their conclusive Group A match, scheduled for Monday evening at the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan. Following a commendable 1-0 victory over Ivory Coast in their previous game on Thursday, Jose Peseiro’s side approaches this critical fixture with a positive momentum.

The win against Ivory Coast not only showcased the resilience and skill of the Super Eagles but also solidified their position in the group. As they gear up for the clash against Guinea-Bissau, the team is likely to draw inspiration from their recent success, aiming to secure another vital victory to enhance their standing in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition.

The significance of this encounter extends beyond the immediate fixture, as it will determine the Super Eagles’ fate in the ongoing tournament. Supporters and football enthusiasts anticipate an exhilarating match, eager to witness the team’s strategic prowess and cohesive gameplay under Peseiro’s guidance.

The stakes are high for Nigeria as they aim to progress further in the AFCON, and the clash with Guinea-Bissau provides an opportunity for the Super Eagles to showcase their mettle on the continental stage. As the players prepare for this crucial match, fans eagerly await the outcome, hoping for another impressive performance that will solidify Nigeria’s presence as a formidable force in African football.

“This group is complicated but the most important game now is the last game,” Chukwueze said, as per BBC.

“There is no small country in this AFCON and Guinea-Bissau are good. We’ve played them twice in qualifying and we lost one.

“We need to win the last game to top the group and ensure we qualify for the next round.”

Nigeria are currently in second position with four points in Group A behind leaders Equatorial Guinea on goal difference.

Cote d’Ivoire are in the third position with three points, while Guinea-Bissau have no point.

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