SPORTS NEWS: NFF President Speaks On Super Eagles Vs Sao Tome And Principe Clash

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The President of the Football Federation (), , has insisted that the are expected to beat on Sunday, September 10.

He said the players will take the final 2023 African Cup of Nations () qualification match seriously even though the country has already qualified for the tournament.

The noted that the Super Eagles are condemned to win the game for the pride of the country, adding that the game would be used to prepare the team for the forthcoming 2026 Cup qualifiers which will commence this November.

“I want to assure you by the grace of God, even though we have already qualified for the , we still have the integrity to protect and ”, the told newsmen when National President, Writers Association of Nigeria, Isaiah Benjamin, led a delegation to his office on Thursday.

“I know the players also have that at the back of their minds and by the grace of God, we are going to come out victorious on Sunday, Insha Allah.”

Aside from pride, the Super Eagles would want to finish the AFCON qualification round as the Group A leaders by defeating and in at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Guinea-Bissau are second on the table with just two points behind Nigeria which means that if the Super Eagles fail to beat the True Parrots on Sunday, and the Djurtus defeats third-placed and out-of-the-running Sierra Leone in Bissau, Nigeria will finish second with a point behind Guinea-Bissau.

Besides that, this game could be the last opportunity for coach to assemble his team in a competitive match before they play their first 2026 Cup qualifiers which is against Lesotho on November 13, 2023.

The NFF president noted, “As you are aware, the coach has invited the best players for the match, which a lot of were even looking at that it doesn't warrant that.

“But don't forget that we still have a very big task ahead of , which is the World Cup qualifiers, which starts in November.

“After this match, we don't have any time to bring the Super Eagles players together again.

“So, it's imperative for the coach to have the best team at his disposal so that he make sure he has a team that face the next challenge.”

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