Looking ahead to the forthcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, former Nigerian winger Garba Lawal is confident that Sierra Leone will not be able to withstand the Super Eagles’ attack. The two teams will face off in the fifth match of the qualifiers at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Monrovia on June 18, with Nigeria currently sitting atop their qualification group with nine points out of four matches.
Despite Sierra Leone’s talk of toughness, Lawal believes that they will ultimately fall to the firepower of the Super Eagles. He expressed his delight with the early arrival of the invited players and is optimistic that the three points from the upcoming match will be enough to secure Nigeria’s qualification for AFCON.
It should be noted that Sierra Leone does not have any stadium in their country approved for international matches, and they currently sit third in the group with five points, behind Guinea Bissau’s Wild Dogs with seven points. Sao Tome and Principe, who play Nigeria on the final day of the series in September, are at the bottom of the group with only one point.
As the Super Eagles prepare for their upcoming match, Lawal’s confidence in their victory is well-founded. With Nigeria’s top position in the group and the team’s strong offensive capabilities, it is likely that Sierra Leone will indeed succumb to their onslaught. Football fans will have to wait and see if Lawal’s predictions come true.