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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles to field benched players against Guinea-Bissau

Super Eagles head coach Augustine Eguavoen has said the encounter with Guinea-Bissau counterparts at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will afford him the opportunity to field players who have not tested action in the competition.

This is as he noted there will be no room for complacency as the team will approach the game with the mindset to win in spite of qualification.

“If we let down our guard, we could be punished, and that would not be good for the team’s psychology. We will go for the three points.”

Nigeria will take to the pitch of Stade Roumdé Adjia in Garoua, Cameroon against the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau on Wednesday from 8 p.m.

The Super Eagles encounter with Guinea-Bissau has been termed by sports enthusiasts as a “dead rubber game” for Nigeria.

This is coming on the heels of Nigeria’s qualification to the Round of 16.

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However, both teams will be looking to end their group campaign on a high with the Super Eagles aiming for a record nine-point haul, while the Wild dogs still believe they can pull up a surprise against the table-toppers.

Guinea-Bissau team, which was making its third appearance at the AFCON remain winless in their eight matches in AFCON.

The Super Eagles are currently ranked 36 in FIFA ranking, while Guinea Bissau are ranked a distant 106.

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