Sierra Leone head coach Confident of Victory against Super Eagles

Posted On 12 Nov 2020
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Sierra Leone national head coach John Keister has urged his players to have the right mentality and belief going into the African Cup of Nations qualifier against Nigeria.

The Leone Stars are languishing at the bottom of Group L with just a point from two matches. A defeat to Nigeria on Friday, will leave their dream of reaching 2022 African Cup of Nations hanging on the thread.


Speaking ahead of the first of the meetings with Nigeria, Keister said his boys have to be clever in their approach and can’t afford to make mistakes.


“As a group, we have to be positive in our approach in both games. It’s not the easiest of games taking on one of the best nations in our continent.” He said at the pre match conference this morning.


“Going into the game against Nigeria, we have to be clever in our method, and we have to be honest about it. We have been working on our strategies, but we must have the right mentality,” He concluded.


The Leone Stars and the Super Eagles will slug it out at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium on Friday, before meeting again four days later in Freetown.

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