Nigeria 2-1 Sierra Leone LIVE! Osimhen goal - AFCON qualifier result, match stream and latest updates today(AFP via Getty Images)Nigeria vs Sierra Leone - LIVE! Alex Iwobi and Victor Osimhen helped Nigeria overcome an impressive Sierra Leone in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Thursday. While the hosts raced into an early lead following a goal from Jonathan Morsay and threatened to make matters worse by hitting the post minutes later, individual quality paid off. Indeed, the Super Eagles hardly looked convincing on a pitch in terrible condition. The slick attacking play that saw them heralded as early favourites in the early part of the AFCON tournament in January was not at all evident, with the big-name attackers failing to find eachother.
This one just needs seeing out. Much better from Nigeria18:39, Jonathan Gorrie81:00 - Much better from Nigeria, who are coming closer to that third goal. The final ball, however, is just missing. OFF THE LINE! 18:30, Jonathan Gorrie73:00 - The away side scramble to get an overhead kick off the line! Almost a stunning third. CHANCE FOR SIERRA LEONE18:24, Jonathan Gorrie66:00 - Bakayoko almost scores with this first touch for Sierra Leone! He rounds the ‘keeper after a mess at the back for Nigeria but cannot quite find one more touch to direct the ball goalward.
This includes the likes of Queens Park Rangers’ Osman Kakay and Tottenham midfielder Kallum Cesay. They also have Steven Caulker available at the back. Neither side have any suspensions they need to worry about. Nigeria Predicted XI: Uzoho; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi; Aribo, Etebo; Lookman, Iwobi, Simon; Osimhen Sierra Leone Predicted XI: Kamara; Kakay, Sesay, Caulker, Wright; Conteh, Cesay, Quee; Turay, Kamara, Kaikai Head to Head Here are the last three meetings between the two sides: 17th November 2020: Sierra Leone 0 – 0 Nigeria 13th November 2020: Nigeria 4 – 4 Sierra Leone 9th February 2011: Nigeria 2 – 1 Sierra Leone Odds Here are the odds that are being offered by various bookmakers: Nigeria: 2/9 Draw: 4/1 Sierra Leone: 17/2 Prediction: Nigeria 2 – 0 Sierra Leone New head coach of Nigeria José Peseiro The Super Eagles need a win desperately, and we think they’ll do just that on Thursday. The new manager will be desperate to get off to a good start and we think this will spur the players on to victory.
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The ball looks to have struck a hand after an away cross, although the appearls are waved away. Caulker on a mission17:31, Jonathan Gorrie27:00 - Caulker is a one-man wall for Sierra Leone. Just as Nigeria look to pull the trigger, the former Southampton man is there to block it. Sierra Leone coming forward17:29, Jonathan Gorrie25:00 - The worry was Nigeria’s goal would cause Sierra Leone to crumble. There’s been little concern of that with the away side pushing forward, seemingly taking heart from Nigeria’s early defensive fraility. CHANCE FOR NIGERIA17:23, Jonathan Gorrie19:00 - Simon goes close with a header at the back post but a brilliant save keeps Nigiera out! No luck for Osimhen so far17:22, Jonathan Gorrie18:00 - Not much luck for the Napoli star at the moment, despite how much Nigeria are looking for him with long balls.
Kanu’s message of support16:48, Jonathan GorrieElsewhere across the AFCON qualifiers16:41, Jonathan GorrieHector Cuper, who took Egypt to the AFCON final in 2017, has been fired by DR Congo after their loss to Sudan on Wednesday. A look inside the changing rooms16:33, Jonathan GorrieSierra Leone staring lineup16:22, Jonathan GorrieNigeria starting lineup16:20, Jonathan GorrieSome star names on show for the Super Eagles... A reminder of their last qualification meeting16:06, Jonathan GorrieWhat a game it was... Head to head (h2h) history and results15:53, Jonathan GorrieSierra Leone have never beaten the Super Eagles on away soil.
Nigeria vs Sierra Leone Live Stream: Everything You Need to KnowThe Super Eagles are back in action on Thursday, they take on Sierra Leone in an African Cup of Nations group stage match. Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture. Nigeria have been struggling massively in terms of form at the moment, they’re currently on a five-game winless run and will look to end this dry spell with a victory against Sierre Leone. The away side haven’t played a game in some time, but when they did they were victorious.
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You must have an account beforehand, so make sure you get that setup before kickoff. Live Stream If you want to live stream the big match, you can do so via the Super Sports streaming service. Once again, unfortunately this is unavailable in the United Kingdom. Team News HARRISON, NEW JERSEY – JUNE 02: Alex Iwobi #18 of Nigeria passes against Ecuador at Red Bull Arena on June 02, 2022 in Harrison, New Jersey. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) New Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has a full 27-man squad at his disposal, including the likes of Ademola Lookman, Ahmed Musa and clinical Napoli forward Victor Osimhen. It’ll be interesting to see who he picks for his first-ever match. Sierra Leone have named a 25-man squad to take on the AFCON qualifiers.
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Since the switch to a 4-2-3-1, Chukwueze, Simon and Aina all finding each other with ease. CHANCE FOR NIGERIA18:16, Jonathan Gorrie61:00 - The away defenders stand off Chukwueze, allowing him space to shoot. His angled shot, however, fires just wide of the post. Calmer from Nigeria18:15, Jonathan Gorrie50:00 - The home side look to have learnt their lesson. Keeping the ball nicely, they’re not leaving themselves open to any kind of counter. Change in formation for the Super Eagles18:12, Jonathan Gorrie48:00 - Looks to be a 4-2-3-1 now with Etebo alongside Aribo in the pivot. Pitch has been watered18:10, Jonathan Gorrie46:00 - The pitch is a real mess.
Still, Iwobi calmly stroked one home to restore parity before Osimhen powered in what proved to be a winner five minutes before half-time after good work from Moses Simon. Eventually, the Super Eagles got there. See how all of the action unfolded with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below... Nigeria vs Sierra Leone latest newsFull match reportAFCON qualifier resultsThank you and good night22:52, Jonathan GorrieThank you for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Nigeria’s win over Sierra Leone. You can read a full round-up of all the AFCON qualifier action here. Read Standard Sport’s match report in full! 18:59, Jonathan GorrieCLICK HERE TO READ OUR FULL MATCH REPORT.
GOAL! Nigeria 1-1 Sierra Leone | Alex Iwobi ‘1617:20, Jonathan Gorrie16:00 - Brilliant finish from Iwobi into the far-right corner after good work from Moses Simon. Came seconds after Sierra Leone had hit the post themselves. Some game we’ve got here. GOAL! Nigeria 0-1 Sierra Leone - John Morsay ‘1117:17, Jonathan Gorrie10:00 - Sierre Leone take the lead! Brilliant work down the right sees Morsay head in! Nigeria having plenty of the ball17:13, Jonathan Gorrie08:00 - A couple of times now, Nigeria have looked for the long ball, attempting to pen their opposition back. Still, the away defence is doing well to repel the attacks, albeit struggling to keep a hold of it themselves. Strong start from the Super Eagles! 17:10, Jonathan Gorrie07:00 - Strong from Nigeria, penning Sierra Leone and boasting most of the ball thus far. KICK-OFF17:04, Jonathan GorrieWe’re off and running! Fast start from the Super Eagles, though their opposition proved a strong team at the AFCON earlier this year.
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Nigeria’s quality the difference17:48, Jonathan Gorrie42:00 - Really good from Sierra Leone but, sometimes, effort is not enough. One of Europe’s most in-demand forward, Osimhen is so dangerous. GOAL! Nigeria 2-1 Sierra Leone | Victor Osimhen ‘4017:46, Jonathan Gorrie40:00 - The difference-maker! Brilliant cross from Aina is headed down by Simon, with the Napoli star stretching to blast home. Fox in the box! Sierra Leone want a penalty17:40, Jonathan Gorrie35:00 - Super Eagles open at the back again, with Aina caught up field.
They last played on March 29, when they claimed a 2-1 victory over Congo in a friendly fixture. Now there’s the qualification for AFCON on the line, and with this being the first game, both sides will be looking to get off to a good start. So, with this – here’s everything you need to know about Nigeria vs Sierra Leone.
CHANCE FOR NIGERIA18:19, Jonathan Gorrie64:00 - Huge let-off for Sierra Leone. Chukwueze has only the ‘keeper to beat after a defensive mix-up but doesn’t even hit the target! Nigeria linking up well18:18, Jonathan Gorrie62:00 - Wasn’t a huge amount to get excited about in the first-half in terms of Nigeria linking up.
At half-time, the sprinklers have been out in an attempt to improve things, with the away side starting the brightest. Back underway! 18:09, Jonathan GorrieBack undereway! Nigeria kick-offBack out on the field! 18:06, Jonathan GorrieThings getting underway here. Hopefully the second-half lives up to the first! Brilliant match so far17:54, Jonathan GorrieGiven Sierra Leone’s performance so far, you’d hardly bet against them getting a second... HT: Nigeria 2-1 Sierra Leone17:50, Jonathan GorrieIwobi and Osimhen strike back after the away side take a shock lead.
Nigeria wins: 9Draws: 5Sierra Leone wins: 2Prediction15:39, Jonathan GorrieSierra Leone put together a surprisingly strong AFCON campaign earlier this year, even if they were knocked out at the first round. Nigeria have all the pressure on them yet should be able to pull off an opening-day win. Nigeria to win, 1-0. Nigeria team news15:23, Jonathan GorrieVictor Osimhen, Peter Etebo and Ahmed Musa are among the players to link-up with the Nigeria squad after missing the North American friendlies. Leicetser’s Wilfried Ndidi and goalkeeper Maduka Okoye are absent for the Super Eagles.
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Date and Time ABUJA, NIGERIA – NOVEMBER 20: A general view of the Abuja National Stadium on November 20, 2008 in Abuja, Nigeria. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) Nigeria against Sierra Leone will take place on Thursday 9th June 2022 at the Abuja National Stadium. The match will start at 5:00 PM GMT. How To Watch Unfortunately for football fans in the United Kingdom, Nigeria vs Sierra Leone will not be shown on any channels. However – for viewers in Africa, you can access the game on Super Sports.
FT: Nigeria 2-1 Sierra Leone18:54, Jonathan GorrieBarely the most convincing display from Nigeria but three points sealed after a comeback. Bad injury18:43, Jonathan Gorrie83:00 - Watford’s Troost-Ekong is stretchered off with what looks like a hamstring injury. Far too open18:42, Jonathan Gorrie82:00 - The worst thing Nigeria could do at the moment would be to make this an open game. We’ve seen how the away side can cause problems, yet Nigeria look to be leaving themselves light at the back.
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