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AFCON 2021: Moses Simon makes demand ahead of Nigeria’s round of 16 tie

Super Eagles striker, Moses Simon Super Eagles striker, Moses Simon

Nigerian forward, Moses Simon, has urged his Super Eagles teammates to take things step-by-step ahead of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) round of 16 fixture.

Simon, who won the man of the match award in Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Sudan, disclosed this after Nigeria defeated Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in their Group D AFCON final tie on Wednesday night.

Recall that two goals from Umar Sadiq and William Troost-Ekong gave Super Eagles the victory against Guinea-Bissau.

Nigeria will face the third-placed team in Group E containing Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone and Algeria or one of Gambia, Mali, or Tunisia in Group F.

Speaking to reporters in the mixed zone after Nigeria defeated Guinea-Bissau, Simon said: “Actually we don’t have any pressure, we are a group that believes in ourselves, and I believe there is no pressure, we just need to take things step-by-step.

“Actually, we don’t have any favourite team, we just believe any team that comes our way, we will do our best to win.”

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