President of the Football Federation of Guinea-Bissau, Carlos Alberto Mendes Teixeira, believes all hands must be on deck should they want to accomplish their goal of qualifying for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast next year.
The Djurus will face Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a doubleheader on March 24, at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja and a return leg on March 27, at the Estádio 24 de Setembro in Bissau.
The football federation boss has also charged players of the national team to go for glory against Nigeria in Abuja irrespective of the fact that they will be playing away from home.
“This game with Nigeria is extremely important for Guinea-Bissau, not only in terms of organization, in terms of points, in terms of the image of the country itself and the expectation surrounding the national team today is very high and it is a reference for others, and that’s why the federation alone does nothing, because it requires everyone’s involvement.”
The Djurus are undefeated in two previous games played in the group beating Sao Tome and Principe 5-1 before playing a 2-2 draw against Sierra Leone.