Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Benin fans in awe as Osimhen, others storm stadium

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Benin fans in awe as Osimhen, others storm stadium

- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone take centre stage on Friday evening, November 13, at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin

- Football loving fans in Benin trooped to the stadium to welcome Super Eagles stars as they arrived to put finishing touches to their training ahead of the game

- Nigeria currently lead Group L with six points having defeated Benin Republic and Lesotho in their opening two games

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Nigeria will slug it out against Sierra Leone on Friday, November 13, at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in an African Nations Cup qualifier before travelling to Freetown for the return leg four days later.

Ahead of the game, the Super Eagles on Thursday, November 12, put finishing touches to their preparation as four points in the double header will cement a place for Gernot Rohr's men at AFCON 2022 to be staged in Cameroon.

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The Super Eagles currently lead Group L with six points, having defeated Benin Republic and Lesotho in their opening two games.

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone: Benin fans in awe as Osimhen, others storm stadium

Nigeria vs Sierra Leone take centre stage today and Benin fans were excited to see Osimhen, others Super Eagles stars as they arrived the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium for training. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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However, in adherence to the directives from the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Nigeria's game against Sierra Leone will be played without fans.

This comes as a big blow to football loving fans in Benin who are eager to see the Super Eagles play for the first time in a long while as the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium last hosted the senior national team in 2011.

But that didn't stop football loving fans from marching to the stadium to welcome the players as they arrived for a closed door training.

One player in particular seems to be the fans' favourite as the players got down from the team bus and that is Victor Osimhen.

The Napoli striker was greeted with a loud cheer by the fans as some expressed their love for him while he made his way into the stadium.

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The 21-year-old will be hoping to add to his goal tally in the qualifying series as he currently has 3 goals in 2 games.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Victor Osimhen has expressed happiness over his return to the Super Eagles squad ahead of the 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.

He has however back to the team and has explained that the game against Sierra Leone will not be easy, stressing that victory will be attained.

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