The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to take on Sao Tome and Principe in their concluding match of the AFCON 2023 qualifiers. With their spot in the AFCON 2023 finals already secured, the team is now vying for the top position in their qualifying group.
Super Eagles Camp Opening Date Announced
The team’s camp is scheduled to officially open on September 6, five days ahead of the fixture. Players are expected to start arriving from their respective club teams as early as today. The match is set to take place at the Uyo Township Stadium on September 10.
Nigeria’s Sports Minister has urged the Super Eagles to secure a win against Sao Tome and Principe as a “welcome gift” for him.
A Look at the Standings
The Super Eagles have been in excellent form, accumulating 12 points from five matches in AFCON qualifying Group A. They have won four games and suffered a single loss to Guinea Bissau. The standings are as follows:
- Nigeria: 5 games, 4 wins, 0 draws, 1 loss, 16:4 goal difference, 12 points
- Guinea-Bissau: 5 games, 3 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss, 9:4 goal difference, 10 points
- Sierra Leone: 5 games, 1 win, 2 draws, 2 losses, 9:9 goal difference, 5 points
- Sao Tome and Principe: 5 games, 0 wins, 1 draw, 4 losses, 3:20 goal difference, 1 point
Confidence Runs High for the Second Leg
The Super Eagles are heading into the second leg against Sao Tome and Principe with immense confidence, especially after a staggering 10-0 victory in the first leg. Victor Osimhen, the current top scorer in the qualifying series, is just two goals ahead of Senegal’s Sadio Mane. A strong performance in the upcoming match could solidify his chances of winning the African Player of the Year award.
With the camp set to open soon and the team in high spirits, the Super Eagles are well-prepared to secure the top spot in their group and make a strong statement ahead of the AFCON 2023 finals.
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