Super Eagles beat Sierra Leone 3-2, qualify for 2023 AFCON

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The three-time African champions picked the ticket after defeating Sierra Leone 3 -2 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Stadium in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday with one game to spare.

Red-hot Victor Osimhen grabbed a brace on Sunday as the Super Eagles of Nigeria beat the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone 3-2 to qualify for next year’s African Nations Cup (AFCON) tournament in Cote d Ivoire with a game to spare.

The match, which was played in Liberia, saw the Eagles taking a two-goal lead just 32 minutes into the away game for the Nigerian side.

Red-hot Victor Osimhen grabbed a brace on Sunday as the Super Eagles of Nigeria beat the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone 3-2 to qualify for next year’s African Nations Cup (AFCON) tournament in Cote d Ivoire with a game to spare.

The match, which was played in Liberia, saw the Eagles taking a two-goal lead just 32 minutes into the away game for the Nigerian side.

Mustapha Bundu reduced the tally for the home side, scoring in 41 minutes.

Sierra Leone mounted pressure on the Nigerian defence that had a weak goalkeeper, making his debut for the first time for the Eagles.

The pressure paid off as Augustus Kargbo, who plied his trade for Crotone in Italy, equalised for the Leone Stars six minutes to duration.

The match was heading to a draw when substitute Kelechi Iheanacho scored the third goal for Nigeria five minutes into added time.

Nigeria now lead Group A with 12 points ahead of Guinea Bissau that have 10 points. Both Nigeria and Guinea Bissau have qualified for next year’s AFCON.