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2023 AFCON: Take Every Game Like Cup Final –Alloy Agu Advises Super Eagles


  Former Nigerian international, Alloy Agu has advised the Super Eagles not to underestimate any team in Group A if Nigeria must qualify for the knockout stages of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Recall that Nigeria has been pitted alongside host, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau and Equatorial Guinea in Group A of the competition.

With the team set to kickoff their campaign against Equatorial Guinea on January 14, 2024, Agu in a chat with, warned the Super Eagles to take every game like a cup final.

"I have the two friendly games the teams played against Saudi Arabia and Mozambique and I am impressed with the hunger and determination from the players.

'With just few months to the commencement of the competition, I feel very optimistic about the chances of the Super Eagles at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

"The players must take every game like a cup final and play out their heart for Nigeria."

The Nations Cup which features 24 teams and runs from January 13 until February 11, will see the winners and runners-up in each of the six groups, plus the best four third-placed teams, reach the knockout phase.

2023 AFCON Draw In Full:

GROUP A: Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria

GROUP B: Mozambique, Cape Verde, Ghana, Egypt

GROUP C: Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal

GROUP D: Angola, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Algeria

GROUP E: Namibia, South Africa, Mali, Tunisia

GROUP F: Tanzania, Zambia, DR Congo, Morocco.


By Obidum Emmanuel 

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