The Nigeria Super Eagles’ head coach, Jose Peseiro, believed that if his team had performed the manner they did in Abuja last Friday, they would have won by a large majority.
Last Friday, the Super Eagles were defeated 1-0 at home by the Guinea Bissau Wild Dogs.
In Abuja, the three-time African champions produced 17 opportunities, while their opponents created seven.
The 2013 African champions failed to convert any of their chances, allowing the visitors to take over first place.
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Nonetheless, the Super Eagles were able to repair their image after a well-deserved home defeat to Guinea Bissau on Monday.
The 2013 African Nations Cup champions defeated Guinea Bissau 1-0 at home to exact sweet revenge and reclaim first place in Group A.
In the post-match interview, Peseiro stated,
“We could have won 6-1 in Abuja and 5-0 here in Bissau today because we played better on Friday than today.
“But that’s football, some times you played better than your opponents but the result will show otherwise.
“We dominated the match more at home than today but we could not convert our scoring chances.” He said.
Head coach José Peseiro made five changes, starting Semi Ajayi, Kenneth Omeruo, Frank Onyeka, Terem Moffi, and Moses Simon.
The Super Eagles seized the lead after 30 minutes when Simon converted from the penalty spot following a foul on Bright Osayi-Samuel.
The Super Eagles have nine points, retaking first place in Group A from Guinea-Bissau, who has seven, while Sierra Leone and Sao Tome & Principe have five and one points, respectively.