As the race for qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire heats up, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone on Sunday. This fixture is crucial for both teams, but more so for the Leone Stars who currently sit third on the table. A loss for them would effectively end their hopes of qualification.
Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro understands the magnitude of this game and has stated that his team will be at their best. He expects a tough game, given the fact that Sierra Leone has just one opportunity to keep their qualification hopes alive.
The reverse fixture between both teams was a closely contested affair, with the Super Eagles having to come from a goal down to win 2-1. The Leone Stars proved to be a difficult nut to crack, despite the gulf in quality between both sides.
Ahead of the game, coach Peseiro has a strong squad at his disposal, and with the current competition for places in the team, the players would have to put in their best. The coach has called for the team to play a collective game and maintain their best concentration throughout the game.
The Super Eagles could seal their qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire with a win over Sierra Leone. However, it would not be an easy task as the Leone Stars would be fighting hard to keep their hopes alive. The outcome of this game remains uncertain, but one thing is for sure, it would be a tough and exciting game to watch.