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Guinea Bissau ‘would stop at nothing to defeat Nigeria’ in Afcon 2021 – Pele stays defiant

Guinea Bissau expected at least a draw against Egypt  They fel short of the expectation. but Judilson Mamadu Gomes ‘Pele’ assures the Djurtus would do all possible against Nigeria to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16.

After a lackluster 0-0 draw with Sudan in their opener, Baciro Cande’s men faced the Pharaohs with the goal of obtaining a favorable result.

Unfortunately for them, despite their valiant showing, the West Africans were defeated 1-0 by Carlos Queiroz’s troops.

Mohamed Salah scored the game’s only goal in the 69th minute after Amr Al Sulaya set him up.

Guinea Bissau believed they had regained parity with six minutes remaining but the goal was called out after referee Pacifique Ndabihawenimana consulted VAR.

Even after the defeat, the AS Monaco midfielder, who was an unused replacement, is adamant that his side would not surrender until the cause is lost.

“Qualifying is our objective and we are not giving up; we must do everything possible to overcome Nigeria because it is critical for us,” Pele told GOAL.

“We’re going to fight with everything we’ve got and if we play like we did against Egypt, we’re going to qualify.” We want our family and friends to be proud of us.”

Pele also reflected on the defeat to the seven-time African champions and was effusive in his admiration for his colleagues for putting up a valiant fight in a game in which they desired at least a draw.

“I’m unhappy because I believe the squad went above and above to win the game,” he concluded.

“We performed admirably, scored a goal that was rejected by VAR, and now we must battle Nigeria.”

“I recall when I addressed the media prior to our first game, I stated that we will fight any team and that we are not frightened of anyone, which we demonstrated against Egypt.

“I am proud of my colleagues because they gave their all to win [against the North Africans]. At the very least, a draw might have been a fantastic opportunity for us.”

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