Former Nigerian international, Peter Rufai says the Super Eagles opening game against Equatorial Guinea may determine the team’s progress to the next round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Recall that Nigeria has been pitted alongside host, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea and Guinea-Bissau in Group A.
However, the Super Eagles will commence their campaign against Equatorial Guinea on June 14 at the Stade Olympique Alassane Quattara, Abidjan.
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In a chat with Completesports.com, the 1994 AFCON winner stated that the Super Eagles must begin their campaign on a winning note.
“I have no doubt that the Super Eagles will make it to the next round of the 2023 AFCON. However, the team must ensure they commence their campaign on a winning note against Equatorial Guinea in the opening game.
“It is very crucial because that will boast the confidence of the players before facing Ivory Coast in the next game.
“I know Equatorial Guinea are not an easy team but we must do everything to win that game.”
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