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Guinea expects the worst from Nigeria


(Top L to R) Nigeria’s goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, Nigeria’s forward Paul Onuachu, Nigeria’s midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, Nigeria’s defender William Ekong, Nigeria’s defender Kenneth Omeruo, Nigeria’s midfielder John Obi Mikel, (bottom L to R) Nigeria’s midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo, Nigeria’s defender Olaoluwa Aina, Nigeria’s forward Samuel Chukwueze, Nigeria’s defender Abdullahi Shehu, and Nigeria’s forward Alex Iwobi pose for a group picture during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Nigeria and Burundi at Alexandria Stadium on June 22, 2019. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Guinea Coach, Paul Pot has warned his wards that they must be at their best to avoid losing to Nigeria in their second group game tomorrow.

Guinea drew 2-2 with Madagascar in their opening game and Put knows that a defeat would condemn them to an early exit from the showpiece in Egypt.

Put told, “I know I have a big game to play on Wednesday against Nigeria. Today the group that did not start the match against Madagascar trained and the other group worked in the massage room.

“Nigeria is a great team, and it is up to us to be bigger.’’

On the strategy for Wednesday’s game, Put said: “To tackle the match against Nigeria, now, we must analyze the first game, correct the mistakes we made against Madagascar. We must utilise our opportunities against Nigeria, but they will not give much either. If we give gifts to Nigeria, it will be complicated.”

Nigeria have faced Guinea 17 times in the past, winning five, drawing seven and losing five.

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