Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: SLFA president vows to let Eagles have 1 goal

Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: SLFA president vows to let Eagles have 1 goal

- Sierra Leone vs Nigeria will take centre stage at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown

- Ahead of the game, Sierra Leone FA president Isha Johansen, has joked about letting the Super Eagles score just once while her team get the remaining goals in the fixture

- Her statement comes after NFF president Amaju Pinnick charged the Super Eagles to beat Sierra Leone 4-0 in Freetown

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Nothing is free in Freetown but Sierra Leone FA president Isha Johansen has joked about letting Nigeria score just once when both teams face in the return leg of their AFCON 2022 qualifiers.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with, Johansen is confident that Sierra Leone will beat Nigeria, even as she believes her team will score goals just like they did in Benin.

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Sierra Leone vs Nigeria: SLFA president vows to let Eagles have 1 goal
Sierra Leone vs Nigeria take centre stage on Tuesday, November 17, in Freetown and ahead of the game, SLFA president vows to let Eagles have 1 goal. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi
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She however noted that Sierra Leone will not let Super Eagles score more than once this time around.

Reacting after Sierra Leone 4-4 draw with Nigeria, Johansen told "I'm ecstatic, really ecstatic about the result. You know earlier today while addressing the boys, I told them 'I have a really good feeling about this game. I can't predict the result, I'm not going to say it will be 2-1, I'm not going to say you are winning, but I know at the end of the day, we are going to make history and something good is going to come out of this match' and I wasn't wrong.

"Ahead of the second leg, I've told the president of the Nigeria football federation, my good brother and colleague Pinnick, we'll just squeeze in one goal for them, we'll let them have one and then go with the rest. So for their effort to make the trip, we'll give them one."

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Earlier, reported that NFF president Amaju Pinnick said the only way the Super Eagles can appease Nigerians is to go to Freetown and beat Sierra Leone 4-0 in the return leg of their 2022 AFCON qualifier.

Speaking to the Super Eagles players inside their dressing room after they surprisingly surrendered a 4-goal lead to draw 4-4 with their opponent, Pinnick described the game as the worst result he has experienced as NFF chairman.

Sierra Leone stunned Nigeria coming from four goals down to grab a point in an eight goal thriller as they kept their hopes alive for a place in 2022 Africa Cup of Nations.

Just after 29 minutes of play, the Super Eagles were coasting to victory having scored four goals.

But Sierra Leone pulled one back through Kwame Quee just before the first half and went on to score three more in the final 18 minutes of the game thanks to a brace from Al-Hadji Kamara and another strike from Mustapha Bundu.

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