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Sierra Leone To Arrive Nigeria Today Ahead 2023 AFCON Qualifiers vs Super Eagles

Sierra Leone To Arrive Nigeria Today Ahead 2023 AFCON Qualifiers vs Super Eagles

The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone will arrive Abuja today Saturday, June 4, ahead of next week’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

According to the Sierra Leone Football Association on Twitter, the players and officials will depart Conakry, Guinea, after concluding first phase of their camping.

The football body stated that the team will continue training and tactical build up ahead of the qualifier.

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The match day one clash comes up inside the M.K.O. Abiola National Stadium in Abuja on Thursday, June 9.

Recall the Leone Stars were grouped with the Eagles during qualifiers for the 2021 AFCON held in Cameroon.

The football minnows pulled off one of the great comebacks in African football, after cancelling a 4-0 deficit to draw 4-4 in Benin City.

In the reverse fixture in Freetown, both teams settled for a goalless and eventually qualified for the 2021 AFCON.

Meanwhile, the Eagles rounded off their United States tour with two defeats to Mexico and Ecuador.

They lost 2-1 to the Mexicans in the first friendly game in Dallas before succumbing to a 1-0 defeat to Ecuador in New Jersey.

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  • Coming rather too early for a Thursday (9th June) game. This is suspicious. Do they want to spy on the new Coach’ strategy???

    • Frankmann 2 years ago

      Damn too early, and its really unusual. The eagles should do their training behind closed doors and Sierra Leone shouldn’t be allowed to start using the stadium until CAF stipulated time

  • GentleD 2 years ago

    We need to even stop that culture of our national teams training many days on the main football pitch. World class Training facilities should be built. I think Morrocco has got one or so already but wetin I know sha…

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