Nigeria vs Sierra Leone will kick off Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday when they face off at the Abuja National Stadium.
The Super Eagles, who are aiming for a third consecutive appearance at the continental extravaganza, are on a five-game losing streak and will be looking to break it.
Sierra Leone’s last match was on March 29, when they defeated Congo 2-1 in a friendly match at the Mardan Sports Complex.
Kallum Essay, a Tottenham teenager, scored twice in the second half to put the Leone Stars ahead until Vieljeux Prestige Mboungou equalized from the penalty spot in the 89th minute.
Before that, John Keister’s side ended a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Liberia on March 27.
While Sierra Leone will attempt to win their third consecutive match and start their AFCON qualifying campaign on a high note, they will face a team that has won three of the last five meetings between the two sides, capturing three victories and two draws since a 1-0 loss in 2001.
Nigeria, on the other hand, struggled to find its footing in a friendly match against Ecuador last Friday, losing 1-0.
Pervis Estupinan scored the game’s sole goal in the first three minutes, giving Gustavo Alfaro’s team a narrow victory at the Red Bull Arena.
Nigeria Starting Lineup
Uzoho; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi; Aribo, Etebo; Lookman, Iwobi, Simon; Osimhen
Sierra Leone Starting Lineup
Kamara; Kakay, Sesay, Caulker, Wright; Conteh, Cesay, Quee; Turay, Kamara, Kaikai.
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