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AFCON 2023: Ndidi Delighted With Super Eagles Group Stage Performance

AFCON 2023: Ndidi Delighted With Super Eagles Group Stage Performance

Wilfred Ndidi is thrilled with the Super Eagles progress into Round of 16 at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The three-time champions booked their passage into the knockout round of the competition after a hard-fought 1-0 victory against the Djurtus of Guinea-Bissau on Monday.

The Super Eagles will confront eternal rivals, the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the Round of 16.

Ndidi was replaced in Nigeria’s squad for AFCON 2023 by Alhassan Yusuf after sustaining an injury while in action for Sky Bet Championship club Leicester City.

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The midfielder was disappointed not to be with the squad, but has backed his teammates to go all the way in Cote d’Ivoire.

“It was really bad for me not to be there but I’m so happy for the team because even from last year, this is what we have been planning to go for the AFCON,” Ndidi told Sky Sports.

” Just try as much as possible to get to the final. We planned to win games which gets you to the next stage.”

Nigeria and Cameroon will clash at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan on Saturday.

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  • Oakfield 5 months ago

    After watching what happened to ghana, algeria and some other big teams on the continent, i have come to realize that football in africa no b beans any more and that our team need to be appreciated for what they have done so far against all odds. Can we just appreciate them for their efforts and duggedness? How on earth is it possible that a team like muritania would beat algeria??? How??? When did muritania start playing football that they should beat Algeria???. What is their fifa class? What is the standard of their league????? All the above questions have answers to the contrary but they were able to stage an upset against Algeria of all countries. In the beginning, it was thought that Algeria would top the group. In fact, nobody even gave them a chance but they have made history. I for one would appreciate our eagles for their performance so far whilst expecting them to fix some grey areas before our next game against Cameroun. It’s better we play ugly football, win by 1.0 and never concede and win the cup than play like Brazil and lose. What matters most is the result. History would not judge whether u played beautiful football and won. What history would judge and record is the result.

  • Chudynak 5 months ago

    You are right. And who says we cannot play beautiful football and win? Take a look at Cape Verde, theirs is beautiful football with fantastic results. What are we playing? No shots on target, cannot string passes, poor goal scoring: one goal via header, another via penalty and one own goal. Please we are not serious at all, in fact, we are yet to come to this AFCON party!

    • Yet we are winning. 1 goal per match not withstanding, win is win.
      Last AFCON we played beautiful football, topped the group, used 4-4-2 with good wing play throughout but it took a tactically sound Tunisian coach to counter us.
      So my brother, I would rather play ugly football and win than beautiful entertaining football and lose. Football is about winning games.

  • Ralphnolly 5 months ago

    Too much turenchi. CSN should kindly update us on the mercurial Alhassan Yusuf. Those presently playing thats position are useless the reason why Osimen, Osayi and others are being laboured. Imagine, Osayi who is supposed to be in defensive flank is misfielding and striking. Where’s is Iwobi then?

  • Ley Paul 5 months ago

    Iwobi football gesticulation amounts to nothing at the end of it all. Replace him with Frank or draft Aribo there fully.

  • Asuquor Ete 5 months ago

    Finito, abeg make runa nor field Ówobi in that crucial match o! I ron talk my yone o. Asuquor, uyo.

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