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Super Eagles battle Leone Stars

All is now set for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone national teams at the new Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State.

Technically, the Super Eagles are 180 minutes away from sealing their place at the next continental showpiece and Gernot Rohr’s team gives room for optimism.

While the Super Eagles have six points from their first two games in these series, the Leone Stars have only gotten one point from the same number of games.

So a win this evening and another on Tuesday will seal qualification for Nigeria.

Meanwhile, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the carnival-like atmosphere will be missing around the Eagles but with the star-studded team set to be paraded, the goals should not be missing.

Friday’s tie in Benin City will be the 14th meeting between Nigeria and Sierra Leone since the countries first clashed in 1961 in an international friendly match, which ended 4-2 in favour of the Nigerians.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for the Live Updates.

Kickoff is 5.00 p.m.

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Game underway at the sam Ogbemudia stadium


The Super Eagles are one goal ahead courtesy of a fine strike by Alex Iwobi


Free kick for Nigeria


Chukwueze takes it but straight into the hands of the goalkeeper


The Leone star attempt a move from the right flank but they have been checkmated


Another free kick for Nigeria with a foul on Joe Aribo


This arguably the first time the Super Eagles will be playing a competitive match of this magnitude without their vociferous fans cheering them on.





Ahmed Musa tries to drive through the Leone Stars’ defense. He has been checkmated swiftly


Coach Gernot Rohr on his feet, the one goal lead far from being enough to be satisfied with


Goal… Victor Osimhen makes it 2-0


Water break for both teams after that second goal from Osimhen


Action back on after the short break


it has been Nigeria all the way so far with 71% of the ball possession compared to Sierra Leone’s 29%


Goal…. Iwobi makes it 3-0


A lob fron outside the box by Iwobi makes it 3-0 for Nigeria 🇳🇬


Goal.. Chukwueze makes it 4-0



Nigeria VS Sierra Leone [PHOTO: @NGSuperEagles]


Chukwueze hits the roof of the net after taking on three Leone Stars defenders


Just 30 minutes played and its Nigeria 4-0 Sierra Leone.. Raining goals in Benin City


Yellow Card.. Umaru Bangura gets the first booking


Bagura who is the Sierra Leone captain is punished for a perceived deliberate hand ball


Chance.. Osimhen comes close to making it five for Nigeria


The Super Eagles not slowing down at all as they look to add more goals to their tally


Goal for Sierra Leone


No clean sheet for Okoye or Nigeria


Yellow card. Yet another foul on Chukwueze and Kevin Wright gets booked for the cynical foul


Four minutes added time


Corner kick for Sierra Leone as they try to finish this half on a high


Free kick for Sierra Leone as Etebo is adjudged to have committed a foul


Half Time.. Nigeria 4-1 Sierra Leone


The two teams are strolling back to the pitch as we get set for the second half


The Super Eagles get the game back underway


Free kick for Nigeria as Ahmed Musa is fouled by the Sierra Leone players


CHANCE! Osimhen come quite close to getting his second and Nigeria’s fifth goal there


Etebo wins a free kick for Nigeria off a foul from John Kamara


Zaidu whips in a low cross into the Sierra Leone box but the defenders make a frenetic clearance


Okoye rushes out to make a save as the Leone Stars are battling to reduce the deficit


Leon Balogun not looking comfortable after that late challenge on him


Rohr pulls of Balogun for Semi Ajayi


And Musa makes way for Kelechi Iheanacho


A sticky situation for Sierra Leone there but they wriggle their way out.. Still Nigeria 4-1 Sierra Leone


Game back on


Another change for Sierra Leone as Kaykay comes in for Dumbuya


Osimhen with another chance but no goal this time


GOAL… Alhaji Kamara makes it 4-2


Injury scare for Osimhen


The Napoli striker is to be stretched out


Appears to have injured his wrist.. Real concern here for Nigeria


Chidera Edjuke to come in for injured Osimhen Onuachu preferred as a replacement for Osimhen while Chidera Edjuke replaces Chukwueze


And another goal… Mustapha Bundu makes is 4-3 for Sierra Leone


4-4… Unbelievable!!!


Kamara with his second goal of the game!!


Sierra Leone even looking for the fifth goal


Corner kick for Nigeria


Free kick for Nigeria taken by Iheanacho but great save by the keeper


Four-minute added time


Chance for Nigeria but Onuachu fails to make the needed touch


Another free-kick and Iheancho to take it


Off the mark


FT: Nigeria 4-4 Siera Leone




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