Super Eagles defeat Sierra Leone in 1st AFCON Qualifier

Victor Osimhen and Everton forward, Alex Iwobi were on target on Thursday evening when Nigeria commenced their 2023 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone.

After two losses against Mexico and Ecuador, the Nigerian side led by new coach, Jose Peseiro came back from behind to get all three points against their fellow West Africans.

Despite playing better than their visitors, the Super Eagles fell behind through a Jonathan Morsay goal in the 11th minute before Iwobi equalised five minutes later.

Napoli forward, Victor Osimhen made it 2:1 before the break.

The win places Nigeria second in the group after Guinea Bissau put 5 past Sao Tome and Principe.

The win meant Peseiro continues in the long tradition of Nigerian coaches not losing their opening games, a tradition which has now run for 25 years.

Up next, Nigeria play Sao Tome away on Monday, haven played tonight’s game at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

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