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2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Ogu Confident Of Eagles Win In Sierra Leone After Shock Draw In Benin

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Ogu Confident Of Eagles Win In Sierra Leone After Shock Draw In Benin

Nigeria midfielder John Ogu says the Super Eagles will have a better outing in the reverse fixture in Freetown against Sierra Leone on Tuesday.

The Eagles surrendered a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in Benin City, on matchday three of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

A brace from Alex Iwobi and goals from Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen was the Eagles cruising in the first half.

But the visitors pulled a goal back close to end of the first half before completing the comeback in the second half.

And reacting to the outcome of the result, Ogu backed the Eagles to get a better result in four days time. 

“I enjoyed the first half of the game,” he wrote on his verified Twitter handle.

“We played with great intensity and discipline. I trust the game in Freetown will be much better.”

The Eagles still top the group on seven points while Sierra Leone are third on two points.

By James Agberebi 

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  • NIGERIA COACH ROHR 9 months ago


  • Gbenga 9 months ago

    Our boys lost today’s match due to their lackadaisical approach to the game due to the 4 goals they first scored. They will have to be disciplined in the return leg if they want to get anything out of the game. Anything short if this can spell doom for us if care is not taking.
    Coach Rohr still has a lot of work to do. God bless super eagles.

  • Them no try at all . I also confident we can cause upset in Freetown

  • Pointer to wcup qualication group b Nigeria . Morocco Ghana and Zambia.

  • Edoman 9 months ago

    Don’t ever play any International match in Benin City. The turf has not met the international standard required. Only good for friendly international games for now. l know the symbolic closeness of NFF chairman with the City. But put Nigeria first before polities. UYO would have given Nigeria the result they wanted today.

    • JimmyBall 9 months ago

      @Edoman exactly. Pinnick is just a bent-mouth political crook! You have a pitch like in Uyo and you continue to take matches to Warri and Benin. For God’s sake anyone should watch counteries like Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, South Africa, Morocco and even Cameroun and Cote d’voire and see that atleast these counteries play their games on good naturally grassed turfs. The synthetic pitch is substandard and not FIFA standard for international games… Well, I believe everybody has seen that Gernot Rohr is a fraud… He is at the level of Chad and Niger Republic and not a huge football-fanatic country like Nigeria. Nigeria and NFF should also be ashamed that other than Uyo stadium and pitch… We have no other good turf in the whole of Nigeria. They have used Christian Crusade and events in killing the National Stadium Lagos and Abuja. What a dead country.