Ahead of Friday’s African Cup of Nations qualifying match between Nigeria and Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin .
Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr has predicted a match against the Leone Stars.
Speaking with journalists shortly after
training with the national team yesterday
in Benin, Rohr who commended the pitch
however predicted that the game will be
interesting because the Sierra Leoneans
have a good team.
He said that the Super Eagles will go into
the match immediately with strength and
try to win as it is not a friendly game but
He said: “My expectations are to make
good match as always. The result is
important. It is not a friendly but
competition. We want to win. We are
home but it will be difficult.
‘Remember that the match against Seychelles in Asaba was difficult with a little score. Again,it will be a difficult match. We need to go into the match immediately with strength and try to win.
So far 16 players which included skipper, Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Leon Balogun, Oghenekara Etebo, William-Troost Ekong, Kelvin Akpoguma, Chigoziem Awaziem, Ola Aina and Joseph Aribo are already in Benin.