Sierra Leone: Leone Stars arrive Nigeria ahead all-important AFCON 2021 qualifier

Sierra Leone: Leone Stars arrive Nigeria ahead all-important AFCON 2021 qualifier

- Sierra Leone will be hoping to get at least a draw when they face the Super Eagles in Benin

- The Leone Stars arrived Lagos on Wednesday, November 11, and flew to Benin immediately

- Nigeria lead Group L in the AFCON qualifiers and hope to complement on their position

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The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone have arrived Nigeria ahead of their all-important AFCON 2021 qualifier against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Complete Sports reports.

A 42-man delegation of the team landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday afternoon. November 11, aboard ASKY airline from Freetown before flying on a chattered flight to Benin.

It was gathered that the The Leone Stars’ delegation will stay at the Lushville Hotel.

Sierra Leone are desperate to get their 2021 AFCON qualification campaign back on track after amassing just one point from their opening two games.

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John Keister’s side occupy last position in Group L.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagle coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that Sierra Leone will be difficult for his wards.

Three-time African champions will host the their fellow West Africans in their match day 3 of the qualifiers having won their first two games.

Sierra Leone: Lone Stars arrive Nigeria ahead all-important AFCON 2021 qualifier
Sierra Leone squad arrive Nigeria including Rodney Strasser. Photo: Maurizio Lagana
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Super Eagles are also topping their group with six points and beating Sierra Leone will brighten their chances of qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

Coach of the Nigerian national team Gernot Rohr has further explained that Sierra Leone also have some good players who will cause trouble for his team. He said:

“We are expecting a tough match because our opponent, Sierra Leone have quality players too. It will not be an easy game because they have professional players.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was pictured devouring very delicious looking jollof-rice in his hotel room as he captured the post ‘this food ooo’, expressing delight having the meal. Jollof-rice is a famous delicacy in Nigeria.

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A party without the menu is incomplete - and despite the diverse food culture, the meal is served among all tribes. Eagle-eyed followers also spotted the player’s iPhone 12 mobile which goes for about N710,000 locally in the country.

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