AFCON 2022.:Super Eagles fail to trash Sierra Leone,game ends in 0-0 draw

AFCON 2022.:Super Eagles fail to trash Sierra Leone,game ends in 0-0 draw

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

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.

Nigerians are saddened 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.

Three minutes later, Kelechi Iheanacho got his chance to give Nigeria the lead, but his shot was parried away by Sierra Leone goalkeeper Mohamed Kamara.

Sierra Leone also had glorious chance to make their fans happy in the 30th minute when Quee located Samura, but he was unable to beat Maduka Okoye.

Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye also made another save before the half time as he denied Kei Kamara from finding the back of the net.

Although Both teams tried their best to get the winning goal in the second half, but they were unable to find the back of the net as the encounter ended 0-0.

The Super Eagles had a goal disallowed in the 62nd minute after Kelechi Iheanacho nodded in Alex Iwobi’s cross but the linesman raised his flag up for offside.

Iheanacho also had some good chances in the second half but he failed to convert them.

However, Nigeria still top Group L with 8 points but now have to win their next game against Benin Republic to qualify for AFCON 2022.

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