Sierra Leone Forward Ismael Dumbuya Aims for Upset Against Super Eagles in 2023 AFCON Qualifier
Sierra Leone forward Ismael Dumbuya is optimistic about his team’s chances as they prepare to face off against the Super Eagles in Monrovia this weekend. The Leone Stars have had a shaky start to their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier campaign, with just one win under their belt, but Dumbuya believes they can cause a big upset against their highly rated opponent.
John Keister’s side will be hosting the three-time African champions at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in a matchday five tie of the qualifiers. The Super Eagles currently sit on top of Group A with nine points, while Sierra Leone is in third place with five points.
Despite being considered underdogs, Dumbuya is confident that his team can secure a win against the Super Eagles and keep their hopes of qualifying for the 2023 AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire alive. “We want to beat Nigeria and qualify for the next AFCON,” said the LISCR FC forward in a video posted on the official Twitter handle of the Sierra Leone Football Federation.
The upcoming match is crucial for Sierra Leone’s chances of making it to the continental competition, and they will need to secure a win to close the gap with the Super Eagles. Dumbuya’s confidence and determination will undoubtedly serve as a source of motivation for his teammates as they prepare for what promises to be an intense and exciting encounter.
In conclusion, Sierra Leone’s Ismael Dumbuya is hopeful of causing an upset against the Super Eagles in their upcoming 2023 AFCON qualifier. Despite being considered underdogs, the Leone Stars will be looking to secure a crucial win to keep their hopes of qualifying for the continental competition alive. With Dumbuya’s confidence and determination, Sierra Leone fans can hope for an exciting and closely contested encounter in Monrovia this weekend.