Osimhen spits fire ahead of Guinea-Bissau-Nigeria date - 'Djurtus hurt Super Eagles badly... we have to pay them back!'

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  • Mama Balde scored lone goal to defeat Nigeria
  • It was the first loss for Super Eagles in Group A
  • Osimhen promises revenge

WHAT HAPPENED: Mama Balde scored in Abuja on Friday to hand his team a shock victory over a fancied Super Eagles side.

Coach Jose Peseiro put the blame on the officials while Alex Iwobi promised to make things right on Monday.

Osimhen has rued the missed chances in the last meeting, and just like the Everton midfielder, the Napoli star insists Nigeria will not disappoint again.

WHAT HE SAID: "They hurt us badly in our National Stadium in Abuja, we just have to pay them back in their coins by beating them in their home," Osimhen said as quoted by Complete Sports.

"We have to go full blast to win well and return to the top of the group as leaders. In Abuja, we had so many opportunities to score as many goals as possible but we couldn't convert any.

"They took their chance and defended well to win. This time around, we shall take our chances and avenge that loss. We won't disappoint again for sure."

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Prior to matchday three, Nigeria were comfortably leading Group A, but Friday's game changed the scenario.

Guinea Bissau lead the standings with seven points, one more than the second-placed Super Eagles.

Sierra Leone, who have collected four points in matchdays three and four, are third with five points and in contention for a slot in the finals to be held in Ivory Coast.

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WHAT NEXT: Coach Peseiro and the Super Eagles will be going for nothing less than a victory to reclaim their top position in the pool.