Following the victory of the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Guinea-Bissau, football fans have come out to question the earlier statement by Bura the captain of Guinea Bissau. The skipper who is Jonas Azevedo Mendes before the match said they rather die than lose to Nigeria, well the game ended 2-0 in favour of the Super Eagles so fans are saying Bura should announce the date of their death.
“We Rather Die than Loss to Nigeria” Jonas Azevedo Mendes and Bura
Nigeria made eight changes to the side that beat Sudan to seal their last-16 place, Nigeria took time to warm up. Umar Sadiq opened the scoring shortly after the break following a cross from striker partner Kelechi Iheanacho. Watford defender William Troost-Ekong sealed the win after tapping into an empty net after fine work by Moses Simon.
Three-time champions Nigeria had already topped Group D and knew their round of 16 clashes on Sunday would be in Garoua, where they have played all their games so far. They will have to wait until Thursday night to find out which of the best third-placed sides they face from either Group B, E or F.
Guinea-Bissau skipper Jonas Azevedo Mendes who is mistaken to be Bura said they will rather die than lose to Nigeria will now go back to their country as there is no chance of them making it to the next stage through best losers. Jonas Azevedo Mendes words before the match have raised concerns from many people as it was almost impossible to see them win Nigeria but his statement sent something else. Questions in the streets now are if the player was just saying that to motivate his teammates.