- Sierra Leone vs Nigeria is set to be an exciting match after the first leg ended in a 4-4 draw in Benin
- The Super Eagles surrendered a four-goal lead to record a disappointing draw against the Leone Stars
- Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has been ruled of the reverse fixture in Freetown following a shoulder injury
Sierra Leone vs Nigeria will see the Leone Stars attempt to live up to their dramatic 4-4 comeback to record a win over the Super Eagles in Freetown.
Despite giving away four goals to the Sierra Leonean side at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, the three-time African champions still lead Group L with seven points, one ahead of Benin
The Leone Stars are yet to record a victory in the group but their massive turnaround in the first fixture against the Nigerian side gives the home team a huge psychological advantage in the second leg.
On the other hand, Gernot Rohr'side cannot afford to drop further points as Benin will be looking to complete a double over bottom place Lesotho.
However, John Keister's men will not want to go down without a fight as they look to qualify for their first AFCON tournament since their last appearance in 1996.
Nigeria will be without their hottest property in Europe Victor Osimhen after the Napoli striker was forced out following a shoulder injury in the first leg.
However, Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho will spearhead the attack while Leon Balogun and Samuel Chukwueze are expected to return to the squad.
The Leone Stars super subs Al-Hadji Kamara and Mustapha Bundu are expected to make their starting XI after turning the game around in the first leg.
Kamara scored a brace while Bundu also got his name on the scoresheet to complete the historic comeback for Keister's side.
Sierra Leone starting XI: M. Kamara; Kakay, Bangura, Sesay, Wright; Medo, J. Kamara; Bundu, Quee, Buya Turay; A. Kamara
Nigeria starting XI: Akpeyi; Akpoguma, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Sanusi; Etebo, Aribo; Chukwueze, Iwobi, Ejuke; Iheanacho
Match: Sierra Leone vs Nigeria AFCON 2022 qualifier
Venue: Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown
Date: November 17, 2020
Time: 5pm (Nigerian time)
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio has expressed delight following the Leone Stars' epic comeback to draw level with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the AFCON 2021 qualifying series.
Match Day 3 of the qualifiers saw the Leone Stars fight back from a four-goal deficit to draw with Nigeria 4-4 at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.
The Super Eagles were up 4-0 as early as the 29th minute courtesy a brace by Alex Iwobi and a goal each from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Chukwueze and Nigeria looked to whitewash their visitors.
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