The Leone Stars of Sierra Leone have landed in Nigeria for the AFCON qualifying match against the Super Eagles scheduled to hold at the recently upgraded Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin on Friday.
Sierra Leone’s 43-man contingent flew into Lagos on Wednesday aboard an ASKY airline flight from Frreetown. They were later in the day lifted by a chartered flight into the Edo State capital for Friday match.
The Leone Stars’ delegation is staying at the Lushville Hotel.
After losing one and drawing the other in their first two matches of the qualification series, Coach John Keister and wards will look to make life difficult for the Super Eagles on Friday evening.
But the Leone Stars have not had the upper hand against Nigeria since beating the Eagles in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match in Freetown 19 years ago.
Meanwhile, the officials for the clash between Nigeria and Sierra Leone have arrived town for the encounter.
Kenyan official Peter Waweru Kamaku will be the centre referee with his compatriots Gilbert Kipkoech Cheruiyot (assistant referee 1), Tony Mudanyi Kidiya (assistant referee 2) and Anthony Juma Ogwayo (fourth official) also on duty.
Solomon Gebreselassie Abebe from Ethiopia is the match commissioner CAF appointed for the game while Attama Ibrahim Boureima from Niger Republic will be referee assessor.