Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Osimhen says Super Eagles will win the AFCON qualifier

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Osimhen says Super Eagles will win the AFCON qualifier

- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone's 2021 AFCON qualifier will be played on Friday, November 13

- Napoli striker Victor Osimhen explained that the Super Eagles will win the encounter

- The 21-year-old also stated that he is happy to be back in the Super Eagles squad

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Victor Osimhen who currently plays for Italian giants Napoli has expressed happiness for his return to the Super Eagles squad ahead of their 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone.

The 21-year-old was unable to play for the Super Eagles in their last two friendly games against Algeria and Tunisia as the Nigerian Football Federation told him to stay in Italy due to the threat of COVID-19.

Nigeria will be facing Sierra Leone on Friday evening, November 13, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Edo state, and all the players invited are available for the encounter.

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Super Eagles have won their first two games in the qualifiers and they are topping Group L with six points, while Sierra Leone are at the bottom of the table with only 1 point so far.

According to the video made available by the Super Eagles media team, Osimhen explained that the game will not be easy stressing that victory will be attained.

''It's a good feeling to be back in the squad and I'm really happy and I think the team is ready for the game on Friday against Sierra Leone.
''Nigerians should expect victory from us, but the game will not be easy for us and we have to prepare well and give everything to win this match.
''it's disappointing that fans will not be allowed to watch the game in the stadium, but we understand the COVID-19 situation and we will try our best.''

Victor Osimhen has been playing for the Super Eagles since 2017 and has so far featured in nine games for the three-time African champions scoring four goals.

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Osimhen says Super Eagles will win the AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Osimhen says Super Eagles will win the AFCON qualifier. Photo by Tom Dulat
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Nigerian footballer Peter Ijeh who played five games for the Super Eagles has been appointed as the coach of Swedish second Division club Vargarda IK.

Since he retired from football, Peter Ijeh has been in Sweden and has worked as scouts for some clubs before he got his new appointment.

The 43-year-old took to social media to confirm the latest development about his coaching career, but he did not reveal the details of the contract he signed with the club.

He has however been given the mandate to help the second division club to gain promotion to the upper League at the end of the season.

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