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Nigeria Vs Sierra Leone: Eagles Forced To Goalless Draw

The Super Eagles were once again forced to a goalless draw by Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in their 2021 African Cup of Nations second leg qualifier in Freetown.

Gernot Rohr’s men who threw away their four-goal lead in the first leg at Benin City last week Friday, had promised to make up for the disappointing outing in the second leg at Freetown.

Though the Eagles started the match impressively with the duo of Alex Iwobi and Oghenekaro Etebo doing well in the midfield, they failed to utilize their chances to score.

Ahmed Musa got a chance to put Nigeria ahead in the 5th minute after receiving a nice pass from Iwobi, but the former Leicester City man was unable to find the back of the net.

Kelechi Iheanacho found the second chance to score but his shot was parried away by Sierra Leone goalkeeper Mohamed Kamara.

The God of soccer was also not with Sierra Leone as their chances to take the lead were wasted as well.

Quee’s 30th minute shot could not go past Eagles goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

Okoye also denied Kei Kamara from finding the back of the net just before half time.

Both teams tried their best to get the winning goal in the second half, but they were unable to find the back of the net as the encounter ended 0-0.

Nigeria still tops Group L with eight points after four games.

In an earlier AFCON qualifier group match, Benin Republic who were held to a goalless draw as well by Lesotho, are second with seven points.

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