In a shocking turn of events, the Super Eagles of Nigeria were handed a bitter pill to swallow as they suffered a 0-1 loss to the Wild Dogs of Guinea Bissau in the African Cup of Nations qualifier at the M.K.O. Abiola Stadium in Abuja.
The defeat left former Nigerian international, Mutiu Adepoju, absolutely speechless. In an interview after the match, the veteran midfielder questioned what went wrong with the senior national team to warrant such an embarrassing defeat in the hands of lowly-rated Guinea-Bissau.
The Eagles were expected to soar over their opponents with ease, but it was France-based striker, Mama Samba Balde, who dealt the decisive blow, scoring the only goal of the match in the 30th-minute.
Adepoju, who was too shell-shocked to watch the match, expressed his disappointment and frustration with the team’s performance.
“We lost at home again? This is serious. I just want to finish with breaking of the fast and settle down. This is a match we should have won, period.
“I don’t know what to say to this, it is just unbelievable that we can lose to Guinea Bissau right at home. We just need to find a way around this and see what other matches will bring, this is serious,” he said.
Nigeria now sits in second place in Group A with six points, while Guinea Bissau moves up to the top spot with seven points after three rounds of matches.
The Super Eagles will have a chance to redeem themselves when they face the Wild Dogs once again on Monday, March 27.