Shieku Conteh has been named as Umaru Bangura’s replacement in the Leone Stars’ squad that will face the Super Eagles on Tuesday.
FrujuSports had earlier reported that captain Bangura was suspended after he picked up his second yellow card on last Friday’s game at Benin in which Sierra Leone fought back to equalize in the 4-4 draw against Nigeria.
The FC Zurich of Switzerland star picked his first booking on matchday two against the Squirrels of Benin Republic in Cotonou.
Meanwhile, Nigeria tops Group L with seven points, closely followed by Benin Republic with six points.
Sierra Leone come third with two points, with Lesotho in the last position with just one point.