SPORTS NEWS: Super Eagles Captain Reveals Why Nigeria Must Beat Sao Tome And Principe

Super Eagles Captain Reveals Why Nigeria Must Beat Sao Tome And Principe

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William Troost-Ekong has insisted that he and his team want nothing less than a win against to give 's new minister of , John , a befitting welcome.

Unlike the True Parrots of who have no chance of qualifying for the 2023 Cup of Nations (), the have already booked their place in the competition which will commence in January 2024.

However, they would want to finish the qualification round as the Group A leaders by defeating and in at 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 10.

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

The fact that the beat São é and 10-0 in the first leg of this tie, and the fact that the Nest of Champions in has been a good ground for the Eagles in terms of AFCON qualification, Nigeria are expected to have an easy ride over their visitors on Sunday.

Ahead of the game, Ekong said, “Yes, we have already qualified for the Cup of Nations in , but we want to win this match for several reasons.

“We have a new Minister of Development who has hit the ground running. It is good to welcome him with a great win.

“We also need to sustain a winning mentality ahead of the Cup qualifiers starting in November. So, we are not going to be taking this game as a dead or whatever choose to call it. It is another important match as far as we're concerned.”

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