Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: Emmanuel Dennis ruled out of the return leg

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: Emmanuel Dennis ruled out of the return leg

- Sierra Leone vs Nigeria's second leg of AFCON 2022 qualifier will be played on Tuesday, November 17

- Super Eagles striker Emmanuel Dennis has been ruled out of the tie because of injury

- Paul Onuacho, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho are now the only striking options left in the Super Eagles

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has been hit with another blow ahead of Nigeria's clash with Sierra Leone as super striker Emmanuel Dennis has been ruled out of the encounter.

Nigeria who are three-time African champions will be facing Sierra Leone on Tuesday night, November 17, in AFCON 2022 encounter which is expected to be tough.

According to the latest report by Brila FM, the 23-year-old striker who is currently playing for Club Brugge sustained injury while training with the Super Eagles in Benin, Edo state.

Super Eagles star gives fans money as he and teammates jet out to Freetown for Sierra Leone clash (photos, video)

After they were forced to a draw last Friday by Sierra Leone in Benin, Super Eagles trained on Saturday evening and Sunday before leaving Nigeria for Sierra Leone on Monday, November 16.

Gernot Rohr will also be without Napoli striker Victor Osimhen who got injured during the 4-4 draw in Benin and will have to return to his club in Italy.

The German tactician is now left with Paul Onuachu, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho to select for the Tuesday's encounter in Freetown.

Emmanuel Dennis ruled out of the return leg

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: Emmanuel Dennis ruled out of the return leg
Source: UGC

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria were on Monday morning, November 16, spotted at the Benin airport flying to Sierra Leone for the return leg of their AFCON 2022 clash against Sierra Leone.

The three-time African champions got a disappointing result against Sierra Leone in the first leg as Super Eagle allowed the Stars to come back from 4-1 down to draw the match.

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But despite the result, Gernot Rohr and his wards are still topping their group with seven points and a win in Freetown will give them the ticket to the 2022 African Cup of Nations.

At the airport in Benin, some fans were spotted waiting for the Super Eagles to arrive before shouting the name of Ahmed Musa and Shehu Abdullahi.

Shehu Abdullahi then called one of the fans while walking and gave him some cash.

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