Leone Stars take on Super Eagles as we take you to how both teams will lineup in the return fixture of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Sierra Leone vs Nigeria lineups is available as Gernot Rohr’s side hope for a possible win in Freetown
Sierra Leone vs Nigeria is schedule to kicks off at 17:00pm (5:00pm Nigeria Time) at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown on Tuesday, November 17.
We will be looking at how Rohr will lineup in the return fixture of Sierra Leone vs Nigeria at Freetown for the return leg of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Tuesday, November 17, kicks off by 5:00pm Nigeria Time at the Siaka Stevens Stadium.
Gernot Rohr’s side going into this fixture in hope to get a win after disappointing 4 4 draw at Samuel Ogbemudia stadium in Benin City.
Nigeria are without the talents of Napoli’s Victor Osimhen after the young striker dislocated his shoulder in the first leg.
Either of Genk’s Paul Onuachu or Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho could deputize for the former Lille target man.
Goalkeeper Maduka Okoye shipped four goals in his first competitive game for Nigeria, and the Sparta Rotterdam shot-stopper may be replaced in the starting lineup by Kaizer Chiefs Daniel Akpeyi.
The trio of Rangers Leon Balogun, Villarreal’s Samuel Chukwueze, and Club Brugge’s Emmanuel Dennis are carrying various degrees of injuries. Still, the former two are expected to shrug off the knocks and make the matchday eleven.
The absence of a traditional defensive midfielder exposed Nigeria’s defence last week. Rohr may draft in West Brom’s Semi Ajayi – in the absence of Wilfred Ndidi and Frank Onyeka – to play the holding midfielder role.
Nigeria possible starting lineup: Akpeyi; Ebuehi, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Sanusi; Ajayi, Etebo, Aribo; Chukwueze, Iwobi, Iheanacho.
Sierra Leone possible starting lineup: M. Kamara; Kakay, Bangura, Sesay, Wright; Medo, J. Kamara; Bundu, Quee, Buya Turay; A. Kamara