Nigeria have been struggling massively for Sierra Leone in terms of form at the moment, they’re currently on a five-game winless run and will look to end this dry spell with a victory against Sierre Leone.
The away side haven’t played a game in some time, but when they did they were victorious. They last played on March 29, when they claimed a 2-1 victory over Congo in a friendly fixture. Now there’s the qualification for AFCON on the line, and with this being the first game, both sides will be looking to get off to a good start.
Date and Time
Nigeria against Sierra Leone will take place on Thursday 9th June 2022 at the Abuja National Stadium. The match will start at 5:00 PM GMT.
How To Watch
Unfortunately for football fans in the United Kingdom, Nigeria vs Sierra Leone will not be shown on any channels.
However – for viewers in Africa, you can access the game on Super Sports. You must have an account beforehand, so make sure you get that setup before kickoff.
If you want to live stream the big match, you can do so via the Super Sports streaming service.
Once again, unfortunately this is unavailable in the United Kingdom.
New Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has a full 27-man squad at his disposal, including the likes of Ademola Lookman, Ahmed Musa and clinical Napoli forward Victor Osimhen. It’ll be interesting to see who he picks for his first-ever match.
Sierra Leone have named a 25-man squad to take on the AFCON qualifiers. This includes the likes of Queens Park Rangers’ Osman Kakay and Tottenham midfielder Kallum Cesay. They also have Steven Caulker available at the back.
Neither side have any suspensions they need to worry about.
Nigeria Predicted XI: Uzoho; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Ajayi, Sanusi; Aribo, Etebo; Lookman, Iwobi, Simon; Osimhen
Sierra Leone Predicted XI: Kamara; Kakay, Sesay, Caulker, Wright; Conteh, Cesay, Quee; Turay, Kamara, Kaikai