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African Nations Championship

  • 15 January 2014
  • • 20:00
  • • Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
  • Referee: A. Bangoura
  • • Attendance: 18407
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Nigeria-Mozambique Preview: Super Eagles on redemption mission

Nigeria-Mozambique Preview: Super Eagles on redemption mission

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Stephen Keshi's men were naïve in their 2-1 defeat to a more organised Les Aigles and will face a sterner test against the southern Africans who are just as desperate for points

After a poor start against Mali in their first game of the African Nations Championship, Nigeria will seek a face-lifting win against fellow debutants, Mozambique today.

This game billed for the Cape Town Stadium has been tipped to be a tough duel as both teams have it in mind that a win in this encounter will give them a glimmer of hope for a quarter final ticket, while the loser bids the competition goodbye.

The Mambas endured struggles of their own, as they went down 2-1 to South Africa, in what was very much a one-sided affair against the hosts, though Joao Chissano may give the same XI a second chance to impress on Wednesday.

Though Nigeria are favourites again to emerge victorious at the end of 90 minutes, they need to be wary of threats from the Mambas midfielders who look comfortable on the ball and dangerman Diogo Alberto who has what it takes to trouble the Super Eagles defence.

Mozambique’s best result against Nigeria is a goalless draw in Maputo on March 29, 2009 in a World Cup qualifying game while the Eagles have emerged victorious in two other outings.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Nigeria

Mozambique

Wins
3
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Nigeria NGA
Nigeria Nigeria
Draw
Mozambique MOZ
Mozambique Mozambique
95%

Top 3 Predictions

Nigeria NGA
2 - 0
Mozambique MOZ
Nigeria NGA
2 - 1
Mozambique MOZ
Nigeria NGA
3 - 0
Mozambique MOZ

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