- Nigeria will be facing Sierra Leone on Friday, November 13, at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium
- Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye has been tipped to start in goal for the Super Eagles in this tie
- Okoye was also in goal when Nigeria faced Tunisia and Algeria in their last two games
Maduka Okoye has been reportedly favored to be in goal for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their coming game against Sierra Leone in Benin, Edo state.
Gernot Rohr and his wards have for the past four days been training at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin ahead of their 2021 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone.
The last time Nigeria lost at home against Sierra Leone was 19 years ago in a 2002 World Cup qualifying match as Super Eagles went on to qualify for the game.
During the last two games the Super Eagles played against Algeria and Tunisia, Maduka Okoye was in goal for the three-time African champions.
According to the latest report on Complete Sports, Maduka Okoye is said to have been in great form in training so far more than the other goalkeepers invited for the game.
“Okoye is the number one choice for now. He has impressed in training and all things being equal will start against Sierra Leone.
“Akpeyi’s late arrival has made things difficult for him and there is no way he will get nod ahead of Okoye especially with just one training session.''
Other goalkeepers invited by the Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr for this game are Daniel Akpeyi, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Sebastian Osigwe.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how John Keister who is the handler of the Sierra Leone national football team has stated emphatically that his players can beat the Super Eagles in their coming game.
Tension for Super Eagles as Leone Stars of Sierra Leone land in Nigeria ahead crucial AFCON 2021 qualifier
Super Eagles who are three-time African champions have been preparing for their AFCON 2021 qualifier against Sierra Leone which will be played in Benin on Friday, November 13.
John Keister and his wards landed in Nigeria on Wednesday evening, November 11, and they have moved to Benin, Edo state, where they will train on Thursday evening, November 12.
Gernot Rohr and his Super Eagles players are currently topping their group with six points after two games so far in the qualifiers while Sierra Leone are yet to record any win.
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