Nigeria will today play Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Qualifiers first round.
According to report, the game will be played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin at 5:00 pm. The Super eagles who go into the game as favorite have not won a single game in 2020. They lost 1-0 to Algeria and drew 1-1 with Tunisia three days later in friendlies. Nigeria currently top Group L with six points from two matches and a win will see them sitting comfortably on nine points. Sierra on the other hand seat bottom of the group and would need a positive result against Nigeria to keep hope alive. The reverse fixture will be played at the National Stadium in Freetown on Tuesday, November 17, with victory for Nigeria guaranteeing them a place at the 2022 AFCON.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has named Maduka Okoye and Kevin Akpoguma in his starting line-up for today’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone.
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone line up
Okoye and Akpoguma will make their home debut against the Leone Stars.
Rohr picked Akpoguma ahead of Tyronne Ebuehi and Ola Aina for the game.
Zaidu Sanusi will occupy the left-back position while Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong will be the two centre-backs.
Oghenekaro Etebo and Joe Aribo will be the two defensive midfielders with Alex Iwobi
playing in a more advanced role.
Ahmed Musa and Samuel Chukwueze will play on the wings with Victor Osimhen leading the attack.
Super Eagles Vs Sierra Leone
Maduka Okoye , Zaidu Sanusi, Kevin Akpoguma, William Troost -Ekong, Leon Balogun, Peter Etebo, Joe Aribo , Samuel Chukwueze, Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa, Victor Osimhen