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OFFICIAL: Super Eagles Vs Guinea-Bissau 2023 AFCON Qualifiers Postponed

OFFICIAL: Super Eagles Vs Guinea-Bissau 2023 AFCON Qualifiers Postponed

The Super Eagles of Nigeria’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Guinea-Bissau have been postponed till next year.

This was confirmed by Confederation of Africa Football’s (CAF) Executive Committee in a statement released on Sunday.

The double header between the Eagles and Guinea-Bissau as well as other qualifiers involving other countries for the 2023 AFCON was billed for September this year.

The double header fixtures will now come up in March 2023.

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According to the Executive Committee, the reason for the postponement is to allow the five African countries that will represent the continent at the Qatar World Cup to prepare well.

The statement read:”The Confederation of African Football (“CAF”)_ Executive Committee has approved a revised TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 revised qualification calendar.

“This was necessitated by the Executive Committee’s commitment to make room for the African nations that have qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in November/ December 2022 to prepare adequately.

“Consequently, the September 2022 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire match day three and match day four qualifiers have been moved to 20-28 March 2023.

“Match day five will now be on 12-20 June 2023 while match day six will be played on 4-12 September 2023.”

The Eagles top Group A in the AFCON qualifiers after recording two wins out of two games played.

By James Agberebi

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 12
  • Ololo 3 weeks ago

    This will smell the end of certain players in our team and the introduction of new players..

    players like balogun , Kenneth, etebo and probably even musa might find it hard to return to this team next year… With friendly games with teams going to the world cup we should be able to integrate more new players.. Now till next year match is really a long time in football , I expect a lot of changes

     
    • Ezomo 3 weeks ago

      Sometimes I wonder how u analyse, except for balogun; others are still below 29 years invariably they still have close to 3 years of active football, BTW now ND then anything can happen they can even pick up forms and you will be surprised, most importantly the coaches have the final say, u just talk as if uvare in charge c

       
      • Helius 2 weeks ago

        Last time I checked Musa is NOT below 29 yrs and you’re mentioned form only forgetting experience and leadership,pls I wan ask which kyn analyst u be sef?

         
        • Ezomo 2 weeks ago

          Pls read well and try comprehend before u jump OK, I actually don’t say sense in wat u are saying

           
          • Ezomo 2 weeks ago

            I mean i don’t see any sense in wat u hv said

             
          • Helius 2 weeks ago

            Because u can’t read if u Sabi read u 4 no write say “others are still below 29 except balogun” so it’s ur fault not mine,Musa is not 29 yrs and will not retire from the SE anytime soon.

             
    • Greenturf 2 weeks ago

      Should a new fa chairman elected by September,that will end Musa’s reign in the super eagles.

       
    • Greenturf 2 weeks ago

      All the players you mentioned are still relevant but Musa.

       
  • Ololo 3 weeks ago

    Hope you know balogun and etobo are yet to find a club to play for and the championship have started.. From now till March is 8 months , almost a year, and if you are being sincere with yourself you will know there will be changes,, so many players will want to join the team after the world cup so there will be changes..

     
    • Ezomo 2 weeks ago

      Their is no problem if others are joining the team then problem u decide to single out some players for change ND replacement, it cut across the team 8 months is too much anything can happen within this period those one u mentioned can get things done ND Puck up form ND those ones u think they hv are OK im the team can be affected by circumstances
      But anyway it’s OK

       
  • Ololo 2 weeks ago

    If you carefully read my first comment you would notice I wrote the word MIGHT indicating it is not certain.. Those players I mentioned are some of the oldest players in our team, I even forgot to add the goalkeeper in south Africa.. I love musa , and will want him to remain , if he continues to play top quality football in his club he deserves invitation.. But if we want the Truth we should understand that by March next year, most leagues will have gone so far and we can’t invite players based on how they played 10 – zero in their last match…

    The only saving Grace will be upcoming friendly games in Septenber, or October, where any player who wants to remain in the game will have to perform well.. By March next year, after the world cup so many new players will want international games to build their career after they must watched the glamour of the world cup.. Players like ebere eze , olise, and that stubborn defender in Fulham will be looking for space in our team if they get cleared to play