Sierra Leone hold Eagles to goalless draw in Freetown
Written by admin on November 17, 2020
The Super Eagles played a goalless draw against Sierra Leone in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown on Tuesday.
The Eagles failed to redeem their image after they squandered a 4-0 lead to draw 4-4 in the first leg played at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, had after the Friday game in Benin, charged the Eagles to defeat their opponents by four unreplied goals, saying the match was his worst result as president of the federation.
Coach Gernot Rohr kept faith with most of the players who started the game in Benin, keeping Maduka Okoye in goal and Kevin Akpoguma as right back.
His only changes were Ola Aina who came in for Zaidu Sanusi at left-back and Kelechi Iheanacho who replaced injured Victor Osimhen.
The Leicester forward had Eagles best chance in the game, after his curling effort in the 82nd minute was parried by the Sierra Leonean goalkeeper Mohamed Kamara.