Nigeria vs São Tomé and Príncipe: Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers 10/09/2023

National Football Team: Nigeria vs São Tomé and Príncipe, Lineup Preview, Live Score, Prediction of the Results, and Important Information for this Africa Nations Cup: Round of qualification, Group A. This match will begin at 16:00 UTC 10th Sep 2023 on Sunday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.


Match Preview

A year ago, the Super Eagles cruised to a 10-0 victory at Stade Adrar, and they will be hoping for a repeat in front of their home fans.

Nigeria vs São Tomé and Príncipe Head To Head:

So far, the teams from Sao Tome & Principe and Nigeria have only played one match.

Sao Tome and Principe won 0 consecutive matches. Nigeria won only one match. There were no games drawn. Both clubs averaged 10.00 goals per match in their previous matches.

Sao Tome and Principe averaged 0.94 goals per match during the regular season. In 6 (75.00%) of home matches, total goals (team and opponent) exceeded 1.5 goals. In four (50.00%) home matches in season 2023, total goals (team and opponent) exceeded 2.5 goals.

Nigeria averaged 1.41 goals per match in season 2023. In 12 (66.67%) away matches, total goals (team and opponent) were scored. More than 1.5 goals were scored.

The away team scored total goals (team and opponent) in 7 (38.89%) of their matches. More than two and a half goals.


Nigeria National Football Team recent Form:

Nigeria qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-2 victory over a tenacious Sierra Leone team on June 18 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.

After falling behind two goals to Victor Osimhen’s first-half brace, John Keister’s side clawed their way back into the game with goals from Mustapha Bundu and Augustus Kargbo, but Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the 95th minute to give the Super Eagles all three points.

The day before, on March 27, Nigeria defeated Guinea-Bissau 1-0 in the Estadio 24 de Setembro thanks to Moses Simon’s first-half penalty.

Nigeria has now won four of its five qualifiers, with the exception of a 1-0 setback to Guinea-Bissau on March 24. Nigeria is attempting to conquer the continent for the fourth time and the first time since their 2013 success.

The Super Eagles are one of 18 sides who have officially confirmed their participation in Ivory Coast, leading Group A by seven points over third-placed Sierra Leone coming into the final group match.

Nigeria Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying form: WWLWW
Nigeria form (all competitions): LLLLWW

Predicted starting lineup:

  • Uzhoho
  • Aina
  • Troost-Ekong
  • Ajayi
  • Bassey
  • Onyeka
  • Ndidi
  • Aribo
  • Chukwueze
  • Iheanacho
  • Osimhen

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Sao Tome & Principe National Football Team recent Form

Meanwhile, Sao Tome and Principe’s ambition for their maiden Africa Cup of Nations appearance has failed once more, as they are tied for last place in the table following an unusual qualification campaign.

Adriano Eusebio’s men have lost four of their five Group A games, with the exception of a thrilling 2-2 draw against Sierra Leone at the Stade Adrar on March 22.

This poor result could be attributable to their defense’s ineptitude, since they had the worst record in the qualifiers, conceding 20 goals in five games.

Sao Tome and Principe head into the weekend without a win in 17 games across all competitions, having lost 16 and drawn one since a 2-1 victory over Libya in the AFCON qualifiers in March 2016.

Sao Tome & Principe Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying form: LLDLL
Form in all competitions: LLLDLL

Sao Tome & Principe’s possible starting lineup:

  • Mendes
  • Fernandes
  • Varela
  • Ramos
  • Soares
  • Santos
  • Silva
  • Selemane
  • Viegas
  • Barbeiro
  • Leal


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