LIVE: Sierra Leone 0-0 Nigeria FT (AFCON Qualifier)

LIVE: Sierra Leone 0-0 Nigeria FT (AFCON Qualifier)

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.

Line up:

Super Eagles starting XI: Okoye, Akpoguma, Balogun, Ekong, Aina, Etebo, Iwobi, Aribo, Chukwueze, Iheanacho, Musa.

Join us at Legit.ng for minute-by-minute live updates of the fixture.

90’ — Final whistle 0-0

Honours even at Freetown as Sierra Leone hold Nigeria to another draw.

90’ — Two corner kicks for Sierra Leone

Two corner kicks for Sierra Leone within the space of two minutes but the Nigerian defence stood their ground.

90’ — Ola Aina is down

Ola Aina is down clutching his knee. But the game continues as Nigeria are looking for a goal in the final minutes of the game. Sierra Leone were on the counter-attack and almost got a goal but a timely intervention from Semi-Ajayi.

84’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Aribo out for Semi-Ajayi while Iheanacho is rested for Emmanuel Bonnaventure.

80’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Mustapha Dumbuya comes out for Musa. Iheanacho forces an acrobatic save from the Sierra Leonean goalkeeper.

77’ — Injury to Iheanacho

Iheanacho collides with the Sierra Leonean goalkeeper while contesting for an aerial delivery from Iwobi. Both players are being attended to by the medical team.

76’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Alhaja Camara comes out for Al-hossa Camara.

74’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Chigozie Awaziem comes in from Akopguma who has not really been at his best at right-back.

68’ — CHANCE!

Iheanacho mesmerizes in front of the 18-yard box before setting up Iwobi but the Everton man could not keep his shot down.

66’ — Still 0-0 in Freetown

Chukwueze swings in a long free-kick into the box but the referee spots an infringement from Leon Balogun. Still 0-0.

62’ — A goal disallowed

Alex Iwobi was spotted in an offside position before the cross came in for Iheanacho who delivered the simple header. Still 0-0 in Freetown. At the other end, Sierra Leone striker blazes his shot way off target.

58’ — Leone Stars win a free kick in a dangerous position

Ekong concedes a free-kick at the edge of the Nigerian 18-yard box, but the resulting kick was defended very well.

55’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Rodney Strasser is replaced by Mustapha Bundu. Bundu came in the second half in the first leg and scored the leveler in Benin.

52’ — CHANCE!

Iheanacho misses a great chance after Chukwueze set the Leicester City man up nicely. A promising start from Gernot Rohr's men.

46’ — Second half begins

Nigeria get the second half underway as they are playing from left to right.

45’ — First half whistle

Musa wins a corner kick from a free-kick and the referee did not allow not Nigeria play the set-piece as he blows the half time whistle.

45’ — Wasteful free kick from Aina

Ola Aina sends a free-kick into the mix without anybody getting to the end of it. At the other end, Sierra Leone waste another chance on goal.

40’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Etebo is off for Shehu Abdulahi. The Galatasary midfielder seems to have sustained a groin problem.

35’ — Another chance for Sierra Leone

The Leone Stars have another good chance but Okoye catches the ball cleanly. Etebo is holding his groin as he is being escorted out of the pitch.

27’ — CHANCE!

Sierra Leone find their way in the 18-yard box of the Super Eagles but a timely clearance from Leon Balogun. It has not been easy for the Nigerian side so far as they go for a water break.

20’ — Corner Kick to Leone Stars

The first corner kick of the game goes to Sierra Leone but they could not make anything from the set-piece. Still 0-0.

19’ — Possession

Possession between both sides have been won and lost in the midfield. Chukwueze tries one from the edge of the box but he could not keep it down.

15’ — Sierra Leone also lunch an attack from their danger man Kamara

Kei Kamara produces a fine cross from the right but Nigeria clear their lines. A good end to end stuff from both sides.

LIVE: Sierra Leone 0-0 Nigeria FT (AFCON Qualifier)

LIVE: Sierra Leone 0-0 Nigeria FT (AFCON Qualifier)
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5’ — Nigeria mounting the pressure on their opponents

Etebo plays a long ball towards the path of Iheanacho but the Sierra Leonean goalkeeper rushes out off his line to gather the ball.

4’ — Musa wins a free kick

Nigeria win a freekick in a good position but the goalkeeper gathers the ball easily from Ahmed Musa's freekick. Just as expected the Super Eagles are coming all out in this game.

01’ — Kick off

The match has gone underway as both teams have everything to play for in the game. Nigeria are playing for bragging rights while Leone Stars are looking to create an upset.

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