Iwobi assures Super Eagles will redeem image after loss to Guinea Bissau
Midfielder Alex Iwobi says the Super Eagles are eager to redeem their image in their reverse fixture against the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau on Monday.
Super Eagles on Friday lost 0-1 to Guinea Bissau in a 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier.
Iwobi admitted that he and his teammates failed to capitalise on the numerous goalscoring chances they created in the match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
He, however, added that he was confident that they would beat their opponents convincingly in the next game.
“We tried to play as a team and created many chances in the game. I think Guinea Bissau probably had only about three opportunities if you check the stats.
“So, it is one of those games we want to term as ‘bad luck’. We created so many chances; it just wasn’t for us today (Friday).
“I am sure if we play them again, luck will definitely be on our side, and we will beat them convincingly,” Iwobi said.
However, the Everton Football Club midfielder pleaded with Nigerians to continue supporting the team.
He assured that they would give their all in the next game to redeem their image and make the country proud.
“Every time we come here to represent the country, we fight for so many people and count ourselves privileged and honoured to wear the national colours.
“We assure you all that in our next game, we are going to do our best to make sure we get it right and make our nation proud,” Iwobi said.
The Wild Dogs will play hosts to the Super Eagles in the reverse fixture of the qualifiers in Marrakech, Morocco, on Monday.
Guinea Bissau have Morocco as the home venue for now as they do not have a Confederation of African Football (CAF)-approved playing turf.
Guinea Bissau currently top Group A of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers, with seven points from three matches, while Nigeria, with six points, are in the second position.
The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone are in third position with two points, while Sao Tome and Principe are with one point and sit at the bottom of the log.