Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: Nigerians blame bad pitch for Super Eagles' 0-0 draw

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: Nigerians blame bad pitch for Super Eagles' 0-0 draw

- Sierra Leone vs Nigeria's 2022 AFCON return leg qualifier ended in 0-0 draw

- Nigerians have blamed bad pitch as what made Super Eagles not to play well

- Gernot Rohr and his men are still topping their group with eight points after four games

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Nigerian football lovers have condemned the pitch where Sierra Leone and Super Eagles played the return leg of their AFCON 2022 qualifier which ended in a goalless draw on Tuesday evening, November 17.

Despite conceding four goals in the first leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin, Gernot Rohr kept fate in goalkeeper Maduka Okoye who started the encounter for Super Eagles.

Nigerians would even have Okoye to thank for producing a fantastic save before the end of the first half against host nation Sierra Leone.

Although the Super Eagles failed to win the match, but many were of the opinions that the pitch prevented Gernot Rohr's men to flow very well against their hosts.

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Some are even of the thoughts that the Confederation of African Football should not have allowed the match to be played on the pitch used in Freetown.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are still topping their group with eight points and a win for them in their next home game will give them the ticket for the AFCON 2022.

At the last edition of the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, Nigeria defeated Tunisia in the third place match after losing the semifinal game against Algeria.

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: Nigerians blame bad pitch for Super Eagles' 0-0 draw

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: Nigerians blame bad pitch for Super Eagles' 0-0 draw. Photo: Super Eagles
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Super Eagles of Nigeria who are three-time African champions were once again forced to a draw by Sierra Leone in their 2022 African Cup of Nations second leg qualifier in Freetown.

Gernot Rohr and his men traveled to Freetown for this match with aggressive minds having played 4-4 draw in Benin, Edo state with Sierra Leone in the first battle.

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Nigerians were not happy with the result of the match in which Gernot Rohr and his men promised to redeem themselves in the return leg.

Eagles started the match impressively with the duo of Alex Iwobi and Oghenekaro Etebo doing well in the midfield.

Ahmed Musa got a chance to put Nigeria ahead in the 5th minute after receiving a nice pass from Iwobi, but the former Leicester City man was unable to find the back of the net.

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