Nigeria’s Super Eagles team B yesterday failed to score against Guinea in group A of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations on-going at the Cape Coast Stadium, Ghana.
This was coming after they were forced to a goalless draw by Mali in their previous game on Thursday.
Nigeria started positively with their first chance on goal in the second minute when Olamilekan Adeleye Aniyikaye met a long throw-in from the left, but his ten-yard header was well-saved by the Guinean keeper.
The Syli National’s first attack saw Seydouba Camara break behind the defence in the 19th minute and with just the keeper to beat he pushed his effort inches wide from six-yards out.
Nigeria bossed the game after that and were close to opening the scoring in the 38th minute when Anthony Okpotu met a cross from the left, but his 12-yard header shaved the wrong side of the post.
On the stroke of half time Kingsley Eduwo broke behind the Guinea defence, but failed to beat the keeper despite having all the time in the world as the first half ended 0-0.
Both countries pushed numbers forward in the final ten minutes of the match, but were poor in front of goal and had to settle for a share of the spoils as the encounter ended 0-0.
The result leaves Nigeria with two points in Group A while Guinea earned their first point. Nigeria play Ghana in the last group game on Monday.
According to coach Yusuf, no team is unbeatable hence Ghana should be wary of them.
“I believe every team is beatable. When you get your tactics right on the day and take your chances, you will definitely win,” Yusuf told reporters.
“We’ll stick to our positive minds and see how we can beat them.”
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