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2023 U-23 AFCONQ: ‘How We’ll Beat Olympic Eagles In Rabat’ –Guinea Coach, Cisse

2023 U-23 AFCONQ: ‘How We’ll Beat Olympic Eagles In Rabat’  –Guinea Coach, Cisse

Guinea U-23 head coach Morlaye Cissé has explained how they plan to defeat Nigeria in the second leg of the AFCON qualifiers.

Cissé‘s side held the U-23 Eagles to a 0-0 draw in the first leg inside the MKO Abiola stadium on Wednesday.


The winner over the two legs will seal the ticket to the U-23 AFCON in Morocco this year.

And speaking ahead of the second leg on Tuesday March 28, in Morocco, Cissé stated that his priority now will be to work on improving his team converting scoring chances.

“The first thing is recovery, doing so that we arrive in Morocco without physical glitches and that I can recover the whole group to start working mainly on finishing in front of goal,” Cissé was quoted on Guinea Football Federation website, Feguifoot.com.

“The team block saved us a lot and we will continue to put in place the instructions that we applied to this first leg.

“The players themselves saw that there was a possibility and therefore automatically it gives hope.“

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Cissé expressed regrets that though his side failed to finish off their chances, he is pleased with their performance.

“A very positive and somewhat bitter analysis given the number of chances we had in this match. Not punishing them remains a taste of unfinished business. But, I am very happy with the boys on the commitment, the motivation and the state of mind that they put on this match. I hope we will be able to reproduce the same thing for the return match.

He added: “Almost everything worked. The game plan was respected. I had bet a lot on finishing in front of goal. Unfortunately, this is where we have fished a lot.

And on playing the second leg away from home and getting support from their fans:”I know it’s not easy to live abroad and pay to go and watch a football match, but we need their support.

“As I said before leaving Conakry, we carry them in our hearts wherever we go. The objective always remains the same. We continue to fight in this direction until we obtain this qualification.”

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  • Sportradio88.0 fm 2 months ago

    Guinea 3 Nigeria 1
    47mins. 87mins

    • If they don’t score you call your papa to help them abi ur stupid self.

      • Sportradio88.0 fm 2 months ago

        The referee is from morroco.and Morocco too will never want Nigeria to qualify.. since it is likely dey will be put in the same group so the referee wil issue 2 red card. to the Nigerian guys and. One. Penalty.dont forget the last time a Nigerian club went to morroco even the falcon ladies are aware of wat is going to happen .
        Dey suffered same fate.u forgot

  • It’s technically a neutral venue, so it’s still balanced for both teams.

    • Solo Makinde 2 months ago

      U are so right. Xxx fans will soon fall back in love with Salisu Yusuf. Nigeria will win.
      Love you all. Kisses

      • Footballfanatic 2 months ago

        Even if they qualify I will never fall back in no shit with Salisu the thief….

  • Is it Right For Salisu Yusuf To Immediately ** Step Down As Olympics Eagles Coach? **

    Nigeria failed to accumulate 3 points against Guinea this in whilst playing at home in the Under 23 Afcon qualifiers.

    Qualification for this tournament, which itself serves as 2024 Olympics football qualifiers, now hangs by a thread.

    Salisu Yusuf is tasked to qualify Nigeria for this tournament but fans have remained uncomfortable about his checkered past and unconvinced about his coaching acumen.

    Being embroiled and subsequently punished for bribery scandal permanently and irrevocably tarnished his reputation in the eyes of many Nigeria fans while failure to qualify for this year’s Chan tournament remains fresh in the minds of others.

    In short, Salisu Yusuf is damaged goods.

    Now, Nigeria are on the brink of another failure following this week’s 0:0 wishy-washy home draw against Guinea in Under 23 Afcon qualifiers. Fans are now asking: how long will we have to endure Salisu Yusuf as a national team coach?

    Well, I don’t think the NFF will sack him before next week’s away leg to Guinea. I am praying Nigeria prevails against all odds.

    If not, Salisu Yusuf’s position should definitely become untenable.