Guinea-Bissau v Nigeria - as it happened

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Guinea-Bissau v Nigeria, group stage, Africa Cup of Nations, 22/01/2024, confirmed lineups. BeSoccer
Guinea-Bissau v Nigeria, group stage, Africa Cup of Nations, 22/01/2024, confirmed lineups. BeSoccer
Join us for LIVE coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations group stage match between Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria at the Felix-Houphouet-Boigny in the Ivory Coast. The Super Eagles will be looking for the three points to take top spot in Group A while the hosts will try to revive their hopes of continuing in the African tournament.
Goal

List of goalscorers

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  • 95'
    FT (0-1): After a hard-fought match at the Felix-Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, Nigeria managed to beat Guinea-Bissau 1-0 on Monday to book their ticket to the next round of the Africa Cup of Nations. Thank you for joining us and see you soon!
  • 94'
    Nigeria sub: Aina is replaced by Awaziem.
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  • 94'
    Calvin receives a yellow card for time wasting.
  • 93'
    Nigeria are trying to protect their result whatever it takes in the last few minutes. Guinea-Bissau are not making it easy for them!
  • 90'
    Five minutes leeeeeeft!
  • 88'
    Guinea-Bissau sub: Dalcio is replaced by Semedo.
  • 88'
    The hosts don't give up even in the last minutes! They are trying very hard to score, especially after their disallowed goal.
  • 86'
    Corner-kick for Guinea-Bissau! Cande takes it but nothing comes of it.
Goal disallowed

Goal disallowed

  • 84'
    Nigeria almost score again! Aina receives a rebound from Osimhen and manages to make it two but his goal is also disallowed.
Goal disallowed

Goal disallowed

  • 83'
    Guinea-Bissau manage to equalise thanks to a superb shot by Dju but it is automatically disallowed for offside.
  • 80'
    Nigeria double sub: Chukwueze and Osayi-Samuel OUT. Lookman and Sanusi IN.
  • 79'
    Guinea-Bissau sub: Nanu is replaced by Fali Cande.
  • 77'
    Osimhen tries to extend his team's lead with a header from close range but his effort goes wide once again!
  • 75'
    Cooling break at the moment! Equatorial Guinea have scored two more goals in the second half of their match against the Ivory Coast.
  • 73'
    Guinea-Bissau are still trying hard to net the equaliser but Nigeria are keeping them at bay! Osimhen's side are in pole position to qualify.
  • 71'
    Free-kick to the Super Eagles 25 yards out from goal! The ball came very close to going into the goal but the visitors' efforts were denied by Jonas Mendes.
  • 68'
    Guinea-Bissau sub: Quizera makes way and Turbo takes his place.
  • 68'
    Aina tries his luck from inside the box but the ball goes over the goal!
  • 66'
    H Mendes confronts Aina and there is tension between the two players. The referee manages to keep the match going normally.
  • 64'
    The Super Eagles keep showing their claws! They are attacking the Guinea-Bissau box time after time.
  • 62'
    Nigeria double sub: Onyeka and Aribo go off and Onyedika and Iwobi come on.
Goal disallowed

Goal disallowed

  • 58'
    Osimhen scores the second but it is automatically disallowed by the referee for offside.
  • 57'
    Nigeria are creating several chances to add the second!
  • 56'
    Osimhen is in the right place at the right time to finish off a pass from Aina but misses the target!
  • 55'
    The hosts are struggling to restart the match but the Super Eagles are determined to defend their result.
  • 53'
    Both teams are sharing possession at the moment!
  • 51'
    Free-kick to Guinea-Bissau 35 yards out from goal! Quizera takes it but his shot goes wide!
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  • 50'
    Onyeka is shown yellow after a tackle on Nito Gomes.
  • 46'
    Guinea-Bissau double sub: Gano and C Gomes OUT. Dju and Tchami IN.
  • 46'
    The second half staaaaaaaarts!
  • 45'
    45+4: HT (0-1): Nigeria are leading at half-time thanks to Sangante's own goal. We'll see what happens in the second period!
  • 45'
    45+3: Osimhen tries to make it two with a header but the ball goes wide! What a pity!
  • 45'
    45+2: Osimhen enters the Guinea-Bissau box after evading several defenders but his efforts are in vain.
  • 45'
    Four minutes added!
  • 43'
    D Gomes is being treated on the pitch after a push from Ajayi. The Nigerian centre-back receives a yellow card.
  • 41'
    The hosts are constantly trying to find an equaliser but they are not performing like they did at the beginning of the first half.
  • 39'
    The stands are packed to the rafters, cheering on their national teams with drums and trumpets.
  • 37'
    Nigeria are in first place on seven points in the Group A table at the moment. The other group match is a goalless draw.
Own goal

Own goal

de Guinea-Bissau en el 36'
  • 36'
    GOAAAAAAAAAAAAL FOR NIGERIA! Sangante tries to clear a shot from Osayi-Samuel but scores an own goal to put the Super Eagles ahead.
  • 33'
    Nigeria are desperate to score as they don't want to take any risks to book their ticket for the next round.
  • 31'
    There is a cooling break as it's 33 degrees at the Felix-Houphouet-Boigny stadium. The match is paused for a few minutes.
  • 29'
    Nwabali is not having too much work at the moment but Nigeria cannot relax!
  • 27'
    The Super Eagles keep threatening the Guinea-Bissau box but are unable to score!
  • 25'
    Onyeka has a pop from distance but the ball goes wide!
  • 23'
    If the match ends in a goalless draw, Nigeria would qualify for the next round if the Ivory Coast v Equatorial Guinea match also ends in a draw.
  • 21'
    Osimhen is inside the box and passes it to Aribo to score the opener but the Guinea-Bissau goalie saves it!
  • 19'
    Osayi-Samuel tries to capitalise on a mistake by the hosts' defence but his effort is cleared.
  • 17'
    Nigeria are trying to regain possession to create more danger.
  • 15'
    Both teams had two shots in the first 15 minutes of the match.
  • 13'
    Osayi-Samuel tries his luck from close range but his effort is saved by Jonas Mendes!
  • 11'
    Guinea-Bissau are creating more opportunities than Nigeria at the moment.
  • 9'
    The hosts have managed to dominate possession and they are in control so far.
  • 7'
    Nigeria will have to press higher if they want to qualify for the next round!
  • 5'
    Guinea-Bissau are keeping the Super Eagles at bay at the moment!
  • 3'
    The visitors are having all the ball here early on!
  • 1'
    Nigeria get us going in the white from left to right while Guinea-Bissau are in red!
Start of match

Start of match

  • PRVW
    Nigeria starting XI: Nwabali (GK); Bassey, Ajayi, Omeruo, Aina; Simon, Onyeka, Aribo, Osayi-Samuel, Chukwueze; Osimhen.
  • PRVW
    Guinea-Bissau starting XI: Jonas Mendes (GK); Mendes, Edgar Ie, Sangante, Nanu; Quizera, Bikel, D Gomes, N Gomes, C Gomes; Zinho Gano.
  • PRVW
    Nigeria possible lineup: Nwabali (GK); Osayi-Samuel, Ajayi, Troost-Ekong, Onyemaechi; Simon, Onyeka, Iwobi, Lookman; Moffi and Osimhen.
  • PRVW
    Guinea-Bissau possible lineup: Djoco (GK); Encada, Djalo, Mane, Cande; Semedo, Bikel, Cassama; Rodrigues, Dju and Balde.
  • PRVW
    Amid all the talk of Nigeria's fearsome attack, spearheaded by African footballer of the year Victor Osimhen, it was Nigeria's defence that perhaps surprisingly stood out against the Ivorians, with Troost-Ekong marshalling a five-man back line.
  • PRVW
    "It is so early still, but my belief in the team has stayed the same. If I look at the players we have now, I think it might be the best team I have played in for Nigeria. That is with all due respect to some of the legends that have been there," the 30-year-old centre-back, who won his first cap in 2015, told 'AFP'.
  • PRVW
    That result left the three-time continental champions primed to clinch a spot in the last 16 when they play Guinea-Bissau in their last group game in Abidjan on Monday.
  • PRVW
    Troost-Ekong is currently taking part in his third Africa Cup of Nations and he kept a remarkably cool head to score the decisive penalty in the 1-0 win over hosts Ivory Coast on Thursday.
  • PRVW
    The Super Eagles will be looking for the three points to take top spot in Group A while the hosts will try to revive their hopes of continuing in the African tournament.
Info

Pre-match

22 January 2024, 18:00

Referee: Bouchra Karboubi | VAR: Redoune Jiyed

Stadium: Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny

  • PRVW
    Hello everyone and welcome to live coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations group stage match between Guinea-Bissau and Nigeria at the Felix-Houphouet-Boigny in the Ivory Coast!