Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
As expected, Nigeria defeated both Benin and Lesotho in the first two group games in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Super Eagles aim to cement top position in Group L, and they are seen as hot favourites to win Friday’s qualifier against Sierra Leone. Both Moses Simon and Kenneth Omeruo are sidelined with injury, but Sebastian Osigwe should be available for the Sierra Leone game.
Napoli attacker Victor Osimhen, who scored the winner against Bologna at the weekend, is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. Premier League ace Alex Iwobi should start as well. Sierra Leone, on the other hand, will be led by Minnesota United attacker Kei Kamara, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. However, home win should be considered, as Leone Stars captain Umaru Bangura has been tested positive for coronavirus.