Dare Charges Super Eagles To Beat Sierra Leone In Freetown

Minister Of Youths And Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has urged the Super Eagles to go all out for a victory against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the second leg of the Afcon 2022 qualifiers.

Nigeria surrendered a 4-0 lead to play out an embarrassing 4-4 draw with Sierra Leone at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin.

The result angered Nigerians and some section of the country’s football followers have called for the dismissal of the coach, Gernot Rohr.

“Nigerians have expressed a collective disappointment with the collapse of the team especially in the second half, giving up a 4-0 lead to a team that is ranked 88 times below our biggest football brand, the Super Eagles,”.

He continued: “ I have expressed my disappointment with the result to the team and the Nigeria Football Federation.“Like most Nigerians, only a convincing win in Freetown can assuage our feelings and bruised egos.

“Only a win will be acceptable in Freetown, “The task at the moment is to get the team firmly back on track towards picking one of the group’s two tickets on offer for the AFCON. A win in Freetown will seal a 19th participation in the African Mundial,” said Dare.

Nigeria will be without Victor Osimhen, who sustained a shoulder injury in the first leg, Emmanuel Dennis has also been ruled out of the clash.

The match is slated for Tuesday, 5pm Nigerian time at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown.

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