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Guinea-Bissau clash: We’ll do everything to win back love of Nigerians, says Osimhen
Guinea-Bissau clash: We’ll do everything to win back love of Nigerians, says Osimhen

Nigerian footballer, Victor Osimhen has made a promise to Nigerians.

He promised that the Super Eagles “will do everything” to win back the love of Nigerians.

The striker made the pledge ahead of the upcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) double-header qualifying games against Guinea-Bissau.

Osimhen spoke in a chat with the media team of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday.

The Eagles missed out on the 2022 World Cup to Ghana, and the team failed to fully bounce back from the disappointment.

The Jose Peseiro-led team lost five of the seven games since losing the World Cup ticket. The last defeat was a 4-0 rout against Portugal in November 2022.

Osimhen said the players have learned from past mistakes and are now “in high spirits” to do better and qualify for the next AFCON competition.

He added that the Eagles “are ready to give our hearts” against Guinea-Bissau and ensure Nigeria gets the victory.

“We are looking forward to it, and I’m happy to be back with the squad. We expect amazing results from the two-legged games against Guinea-Bissau. We are ready, and the spirit is high,” Osimhen said.

“And we are ready to give our hearts on Friday and also in the second leg. We will give everything to make sure the fans are entertained and that we get the win and qualify for the next AFCON.

“I want to say [to Nigerians] thank you very much for your support. Thank you very much for sticking with me and the Super Eagles. And for your support throughout the years. I know we might have let you down in the past, and I want to say we will do everything in our power to make sure we win your love back.”

Nigeria will play Guinea Bissau at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja, on Friday before proceeding for the second leg of the tie at the Estadio 24 de Setembro in Bissau three days later.

The Eagles are leaders of Group A of the qualification round with six points from victories over Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe.

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