Guinea Coach, Put: I Hope Super Eagles’ Injuries, Sicknesses Benefit Us To Win

Guinea Coach, Put: I Hope Super Eagles’ Injuries, Sicknesses Benefit Us To Win

Guinea head coach Paul Put says his team have what it takes to beat three-time African champions, the Super Eagles in Wednesday’s AFCON 2019/Group B clash at the Alexandria Stadium, and hopes too that the Nigerian team’s current injury and sickness situation will aid their victory, reports Completesports.com.

The Syli Nationale are looking to record their first win in the competition after holding debutants Madagascar to a 2-2 draw in their first game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt on Saturday.

The Super Eagles who have some of the continent’s best talented stars in their squad are one of the favourites to win the competition alongside hosts Egypt, Senegal and Morocco.

Put, who managed the Burkina Faso side that lost 1-0 to Nigeria in the final of AFCON 2013 in South Africa is upbeat on the chances of his team against the Super Eagles.

“It’s an interesting tie, and we will do all in our power to secure the win. We have to be realistic though, we have to be focused as well and I am very confident about my team’s chances. I’m counting on my players and we will do what ever it takes to win,” Put told a news conference at the Alexandria Stadium on Tuesday.


Paul Put

“I hope Nigeria’s troubles with injuries and sickness plays into our hands. Maybe it’s a good sign for us.

“Nigeria are a great team with good individual players and they have achieved great results. It is always a good thing and a big motivation to play against big teams like them.”

Put also blamed his goalkeeper for the goals the team conceded against Madagascar and declared that they must play a perfect game to beat Nigeria.

“Against Madagascar, our goalkeeper was more to blame than our defence. I’m not saying we didn’t make individual errors, but both goals we conceded had more to do with goalkeeping errors than defenders’ mistakes.

“My experience might not count for much tomorrow, but I’ll try to use what I’ve learnt in the previous AFCON tournament I have competed in. The Super Eagles have no real weaknesses and we will need a perfect game to beat them.”

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Richie 5 years ago

    Negodi nwoke m a.

    Oga Put, you shack chomchin?

    That comment of yours already gave you away as a very weak team.

    With all your experience, you allowed Madagascar lead you before forcing a 2-2 draw… ihere adaghi eme gi?

  • This another coach interview is their anyway he boast that he will beat Nigeria round and square. If it is my Nigeria fans they will start saying Rohr did not exhume confidence abeg Nigeria own too much. I hope one day this man leave and then we will now appoint this indigenous coach then see what will happen. Pain people everywhere

  • imagine if it is genot rhor that manage guinea and about to face super eagle “he will even sack himself before the match because fear

  • Why would he sack himself? That man has always show respect to his opponent. Nobody goes to a battle to lose anyway so there is no need for him to be boasting but rather work on the task at hand and be hopeful. I think that is the most important. I like that man humbleness and calmness you may continue to wail till Christ come na una problem.

  • femi Ajimuda 5 years ago

    Concerning the fact that our players fell ill because of the adverse weather in Egypt, i still think its the irresponsibility of the Federation to plan appropriately. Planning for a tournament like this goes beyond travelling arrangements, accommodation, training pitches etc.

    This is one of the major differences between Europeans/Americans and most African countries. Our refusal to plan for contingencies. Check the history of USA 94 and South Africa 2010. Adverse weather but better prepared teams planned ahead for it.

    If we don’t get the result because of the Federation’s lackadaisical way of planning, God forbid, please let’s hold them responsible. As the only GOOD PLAN they have always had is scheduling themselves & girlfriends for foreign trips/tournaments with the teams, not minding whether the money the money could have been put to judicious use by preparing the appropriately.

    Its high time we put people who are knowledgeable of the administrative aspect of the game in positions so we don’t embarrass ourselves further.

  • He cannot do anything. Nigeria must win them.

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