Nigeria's Super Eagles lost 1-0 to Guinea in a 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Conakry on Sunday. Guinea scored the only goal of the game early in the first-half although the Super Eagles dominated the first half of the game. Michael Eneramo missed an opportunity, eleven minutes to the end of the 1st half, to equalise when he had only the goalkeeper to beat but shot wide.
John Mikel Obi of Chelsea, Peter Odemwinigie of West Brom and Dickson Etuhu of Fulham were missing from the Super Eagle's line up as they had all dropped out due to injuries.
Obafemi Martins had his shot on goal tipped over the bar by the Guinean goalkeeper in the dying minutes of the game.
The Cup of Nations qualifier went ahead after FIFA's suspension of Nigeria from international football, for interference in Nigeria's football federation, was temporarily lifted on Friday.
Guinea now has six points and lead Group B while the Nigeria has three points. The Super Eagles are to host Ethiopia in Abuja in their next game in March 2011.
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Stanley Eze Port Harcourt, Nigeria October 12, 2010
The poor performance of the Super Eagles is a true result of the drama going on in the administrative arm of our football, if the administrators will leave the chasing of rat when the building is on fire, then we will get it right.