Nigeria lose but stay on course for final
Nigeria remain on course to qualify for the finals in Ivory Coast next January
Mama Balde of Guinea-Bissau scored the only goal as they stunned Nigeria with a 1-0 win in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Abuja
while Morocco became the first team to book their place in the finals on Friday without kicking a ball.
Balde’s first-half goal was decisive against a Nigeria team packed with in-form attackers
including Serie A leading scorer Victor Osimhen, as Guinea-Bissau moved top of Group A with seven points from three games.
Nigeria remain on course to qualify for the finals in Ivory Coast next January with six points from three matches but the defeat is their fourth in a row under Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro.