Guinea coach Paul Put has blamed his team’s lack of concentration for their 1-0 loss to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Wednesday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash at the Alexandria Stadium, reports Completesports.com.
Kenneth Omeruo netted the winning goal for Nigeria in the 73rd minute of the keenly contested encounter.
The Syli Nationale who held debutants Madagascar to a 2-2 draw in their opening Group B game have one point from two games.
They will need to win their final Group B game against the Swallows of Burundi to have any hopes of progressing into the Round of 16.
“We had a small moment of lapse of concentration from a set piece and we conceded,” Put told reporters after the game.
“It is disheartening because this was an important game for us which we really needed to win.
“It is now tough for us; we must win against Burundi in our final game to stand a chance.”
Guinea will face Burundi in their final Group B game at the Al-Salam Stadium on Sunday.
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