Sierra Leone set to depart for Abuja as Nigeria name final squad

Jun 4, 2022 | Football Africa, International, National Sport News Sierra Leone, Sport News | 0 comments

Sierra Leone contingent will depart the Guinean capital en route to Lome for Abuja for their crucial tie against Nigeria.

John Keister’s side will have another four full days to put finishing tactics together for a tough away 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Nigeria.

Football Sierra Leone understands that Deputy High Commissioner Miss Anna Betty Moussa will join other Diplomatic Staff to receive the team this afternoon at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

Moshood Abiola Stadium in Group A opener behind closed doors on the 9th of June. 

Meanwhile, Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa, Napoli in-form striker Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman have all been called up to the Nigeria squad for Sierra Leone and Sao Tome by new boss José Peseiro. 

Forward Cyriel Dessers, who scored in the 2-1 defeat to Mexico last Saturday, is expected to partner with Victor Osimhen in the Super Eagles attack. 

Peseiro has added Israeli –based goalkeeper Adebayo Adeleye, defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Zaidu Sanusi, Leon Balogun and Kenneth Omeruo, midfielders Oghenekaro Etebo and Frank Onyeka, and forwards Samuel Chukwueze and Sadiq Umar.

The Super Eagles suffered a back-to-back defeat during their US training camp and will look to get back to winning ways when they host Sierra Leone in Abuja next Thursday at the 

On the 13th, at the Marrakech Stadium in the Moroccan city, São Tomé and Príncipe will host Nigeria as they do not have an approved playing ground in their country. 

The same day the General Lansana Conté stadium hosted Leone Stars’ home tie against Guinea Bissau. 

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