- Nigeria vs Sierra Leone's AFCON 2022 qualifier will be played in Benin
- Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye is expected to start for the Super Eagles of Nigeria
- Samuel Chukwueze and Osimhen will also be leading the attack
Nigeria will be facing Sierra Leone on Friday evening, November 13, in 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifier which will be decided at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
The last time Super Eagles and Sierra Leone met was on February 9, 2011, and it was in a friendly match which Nigeria won 2-1.
In total, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated Sierra Leone 9 times, drew three games and lost two in their previous encounters in all competitions.
Nigeria will go into this game with boosted morale having won their first two ties and are occupying first position in their group with six points.
Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is back in the Super Eagles squad and the 21-year-old is expected to start for Nigeria against Sierra Leone.
Osimhen scored three goals in Nigeria's last two AFCON qualifiers and he will be given the chance to start aheagainst the Stars according to the report on GOAL.
Below are the Super Eagles possible starting XI against Sierra Leone
1. Maduka Okoye
2. William Troost-Ekong
3. Leon Balogun
4. Ahmed Musa
5. Zaidu Sanusi
6. Kevin Akpoguma
7. Oghenekaro Etebo
8. Joe Aribo
9. Alex Iwobi
10. Samuel Chukwueze
11. Victor Osimhen
Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye was in goal for the Super Eagles in their last two games against Algeria and Tunisia and he is expected to face Sierra Leone on Friday evening, November 13.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three-time African champions will be facing Sierra Leone on Friday evening, November 13, in an AFCON 2022 qualifier which will be played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, Edo state.
Gernot Rohr and his wards will go into this encounter against their opponents with their morale boosted having won their first two games in the qualifiers and are topping their group with six points.
Sierra Leone on the other hand will want to redeem themselves against the Super Eagles as they are currently occupying fourth position in Group L with a win so far.
The Leone stars have lost one game and drew the other and they must step up their games to brighten their chances of making it to the Nations Cup in 2022.
Sierra Leone have not made it to AFCON since 1996 and John Keister's men have made a poor start to their qualification period and are already up against it with four games left to play in Group L.
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