Defender of the Super Eagles, William Troost Ekong, said that Gernot Rohr’s men would beat Sierra Leone in Tuesday’s second leg of the Group L match-day of the 2022 AFCON qualifying tie if they could repeat their first half success, which saw them race a 4-0 lead in the first leg of the reverse.
Sierra Leone made a shock comeback by canceling a 4-0 deficit to draw 4-4 against the Super Eagles back in Benin City, Edo State last Friday.
Speaking after the Super Eagles training session on Monday, Troost-Ekong said at his pre-match press conference that Rohr’s side needs to make sure they’re concentrated all the way through the game, adding that they’re ready to face Sierra Leone in Freetown.
“We are ready, we just finished a good practice session, and everyone’s ready for the game tomorrow,” the Watford star said.
“We prepare like any other game with this team (Sierra Leone) we don’t under-estimate anyone, and if we can just bring what we did in the first half of the last game and make sure we keep concentrated and see out the game, I think we have a good chance to do what we need to do.
“They (Nigerian fans) will see a team that is very hungry to get the win here. We want to qualify as soon as possible, and it is up to us to do it tomorrow.”
The match kick-off time is 5 pm.