Nigeria vs. Sierra Leone: Middlesbrough announces yongster in line for AFCON qualifiers

Nigeria’s Super Eagles are set to take on Sierra Leone on Sunday, June 18 at Monrovia, Liberia. This highly anticipated match is a crucial one for both teams, as they look to secure their place in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

Sierra Leone head coach John Keister has named Middlesbrough FC youngster Kamil Conteh ahead of the match against the Super Eagles. According to reports, Conteh is expected to feature for Keister’s men in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

The Sierra Leone Football Association recently unveiled a 38-man provisional squad that includes Conteh. While the Super Eagles coach is yet to release his squad list, the match is expected to feature 12 foreign-based players.

The Super Eagles defeated Sierra Leone 2-1 in their first encounter in the June 2022 qualifiers in Abuja. As they prepare to clash in less than 10 days, Keister’s troops will be seeking to shock and derail the Super Eagles’ prospects of qualifying for the 2023 AFCON tournament.

The Super Eagles currently lead Group A with nine points after four games, thanks to a 1-0 win against Guinea-Bissau in their most recent match. On the other hand, Sierra Leone sits third with five points. The top two teams in the group will earn spots in Côte d’Ivoire for the AFCON tournament in 2023.

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This match promises to be an exciting one, as both teams fight for their place in the tournament. The Super Eagles will be looking to secure their spot in the tournament with a win, while Sierra Leone will be hoping to cause an upset and keep their own hopes alive. All eyes will be on Monrovia, Liberia on June 18 for what promises to be a thrilling encounter between two West African giants.

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