WAFU Cup: Super Eagles Ready For Guinea Test
The home-based Super Eagles team are eager to record their first win in the group phase of the WAFU Cup tournament presently ongoing in Ghana.
The Eagles settled for a barren draw in their last outing against Mali but they will look to hand Guinea their second defeat in Group A when the teams meet at Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 4.00pm.
Nigeria with that draw are two points adrift of early leaders and hosts - Ghana.
“We couldn't play up to our standard although the team defended very well,” said Super Eagles Salisu Yusuf.
“We will work hard to win our next game because to qualify you need to beat the other teams. That's the mindset - to be able to win our next game and the last game.”
Guinea find themselves at the bottom of the group with no point after they were beaten 2-0 by hosts Ghana on Thursday.
Second-half goals from Stephen Sarfo and Razak Patrick saw the Syli Nationale succumb in a hard-fought battle, but coach Hamidou Camara knows that facing Nigeria will be an equally difficult task.
According to FIFA statistics, the Eagles and Syli Nationale have met officially in 15 previous matches. Nigeria has claimed four wins, compared to Guinea's five.
16 goals have been scored by each team.
Nigeria v Guinea, head-to-head
Matches played 15
Nigeria wins 4
Guinea wins 5
Nigeria goals 16
Guinea goals 16