AFCON 2022 Qualifier: Leone Stars Clipped ” Wingless” Eagles In Freetown

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The Super Eagles have yet again failed to pick maximum point after they played out a barren draw on match day 4 of the Cameroon 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone at the Siaka Stevens Stadium, Freetown, Owosport.com.ng reports.

The Super Eagles who were seeking for redemption after they surrendered a four goal first half lead in the first leg played at the Samuel Ogbemudia staduim in Benin City were gunning for a maximum point in other to secure early qualifications.

Sierra Leone started on a high tempo built from the results gotten in the first leg, as the super Eagles where more conscious defending.

There were really no goal scoring opportunity produced by either side in the first half as Maduka Okoye was up to the task at the half chance that came the way of Leone Stars.

Oghenekaro Etebo was replaced by Shehu Abdullahi just after the half hour mark after picking up a knock.

The Eagles came out looking bright after the break as the Eagles had the opportunity to go ahead in the 51st minutes after Samuel Cukwueze had managed to dribbles his way into the box and lays off a low cross to Kelechi Iheanacho who fired his efforts over the cross bar just inside the area an awkward miss it was.

Iheanacho finds the back of the net with an header from Iwobi’s cross in the 62nd minutes but the goal was ruled out as the Everton man was caught offside.

The Super Eagles came close to stealing the show in the 82nd minutes after a lovely left footed volley from Kelechi Iheanacho was perfectly met by the Leone Stars goalkeeper as he made a good save to deny the Leicester city man.

Goaless it ended as the Super Eagles maintain their lead 8 points, Benin Republic in second place with 7 points after they had earlier also played out goaless draw against Lessotho.

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