Baciro Cande, Guinea Bissau coach, says the Djurtus will complete a double over Nigeria when they both clash in a reverse fixture of their 2023 AFCON qualifier at the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau on Monday.
Cande who attributed his team’s historic 1-0 win over Nigeria at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja on Friday to their resilience and determination revealed that they did a thorough analysis of the Eagles players and how their coach (Jose Peseiro) set up his team, which helped them keep their hosts quiet and get the desired result.
“We did a thorough analysis of the Eagles players and how their coach (Peseiro) usually sets up his team, and the boys did the rest by sticking to our game plan with resilience and determination, Sports Extra quoted him as saying.
“It paid off, with Balde scoring what proved to be the winner.
“For the second leg, we shall go back to plan how best to play Nigeria. Of course, we will be going for another victory. We still respect the Eagles despite our victory on Friday).”
Djurtus captain, Braima Jorge, also echoed his coach’s views stating that they are determined to complete the job in the reverse fixture on Monday.
“Nigeria are blessed with talented players who are well known all over the world playing for top clubs,” Jorge noted.
“We scored a goal and defended well to frustrate Nigeria. It is a good win, and we want to return home to complete the job.”
Djurtus currently top Group A of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers with seven points from three matches, one point ahead of Nigeria, who are second with six points. Sierra Leone are third with two points, while Sao Tome and Principe are at the bottom of the group with one point.