Nigeria senior nationwide group gamers might be examined for COVID-19 earlier than taking over Sierra Leone in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The three-time African champions face the Leone Stars, who’re in dire want of a win so as to revive their Cameroon 2022 ambitions.
Earlier than locking horns with the West Africans, nonetheless, gamers and coaches of the Tremendous Eagles might be subjected to the evaluation on Wednesday afternoon. Few hours after that, Gernot Rohr’s aspect may have their second coaching session by 17:00 (West African Time) on the newly renovated Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium.
Having confronted reigning African champions Algeria and Tunisia in pleasant video games, Rohr’s males are in good condition to face the Leone Stars.
Their final look at Afcon was in Egypt 2019 the place they completed third having recorded a 1-0 win over the Carthage Eagles within the bronze medal match.
John Keister’s males sit on the base of Group L with one level following a stuttering begin to the qualifying marketing campaign, having recorded a draw in opposition to Lesotho and defeat to the Benin Republic.
Sierra Leone are hoping to make their third look within the biennial African soccer showpiece. They final featured on the 1996 version staged in South Africa. There, they crashed out of the group stage after one win and two defeats.
The reverse fixture takes place on the Nationwide Stadium Freetown on Tuesday, November 17 with victory for Nigeria guaranteeing them a spot within the 2022 Afcon.
The thirty third version of the biennial match was on account of start in Cameroon on January 9, 2021, however has now been pushed to January 2022 because of the influence of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the continent.
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